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Lesson Plans

multicultural art being meaningful

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Jane Shiflett Manner (jmanner)
Mon, 18 May 1998 20:14:36 -0400

I thought you might be interested in what became of one of the products
from my lesson, "Make the world a better place through understanding".


"Winder-Barrow High School student, Antonio Peters, is a winner of the HBO
Remembers "4 Little Girls" Creative Expression Contest. The contest, based
on Spike Lee's academy award nominated documentary entitled, "4 Little
Girls," featured four categories of entry: essay, poetry, art and
audio/video. Lee's film explores the historic 1963 bombing of a church in
Birmingham, Alabama which killed four little African-American girls
attending Sunday School, and was one of the sparks of the civil rights
movement. High school students from across the nation were asked to create
poems, essays or other original works of art expressing their feelings
about the tragedy explored in the documentary and about racial intolerance
in general. From the 4,000 entries received, Antonio's entry in the "ART"
category won top honors. As one of four national winners, he will receive
a $5,000 Scholarship and inclusion in a national print ad that will run in
the September issues of "Ebony" and "Yes" magazines.

Antonio is to be commended for his outstanding painting, "Shattered
Dreams", and special pride should be taken in his efforts and insight into
racial intolerance."