On our recent field trip, I tried to be especially conscious of the museums we visited as they relate to each other and New York City. From the visitor perspective it feels advantageous to live in a city with many cultural institutions allowing you to see many different stories presented and even the possibility of […]Read more "Two Sides of the Same Coin"
“‘I like this museum. It’s good to feel you’re part of something. A lot of times I go into different museums and enjoy the items on display but there’s an empty feeling. This place gives you a chance to feel history.’”  This quote from From Storefront to Monument: Tracing the Public History of […]Read more "Space and Place"
Our discussion of the empowering effect of the blues focused mostly on the working class. We even mentioned how we tend to lionize the working class, from where the blues originated, when talking about struggles against injustices. Female blues singers such as Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith were heroic in the way they spoke out […]Read more "Strong, silent and suffering types?"