Learning from Memorials: Slavery to the Holocaust
Memorials and their symbolic power have been much in the news lately. How have they become transformative? Why are they significant? Why do they arouse such strong emotions? What can we learn from their construction or destruction? Honest history, equitable education and personal commitments to antiracism, are only some important lessons. In this third chapter, our group, The Montgomery Four hopes to spark discussion and encourage commitment to addressing these critical issues that grow more urgent daily.
Linda Rousseau MS is an activist for prison reform, a Unitarian at All Souls in NYC, and a direct descendant of the Rousseau family, who owned slaves on a plantation in Hispaniola.
Adine Usher EdD is an Educational Specialist for People with Disabilities, a Unitarian at Community in White Plains NY and an African American activist.
Tosia Neiger-McCormick MS LMHC is a Mental Health Counselor and educator, a human rights activist and a member of the only family known to escape intact from the Krakow Ghetto during the Holocaust.
Robert Dottin, PhD is a Professor of Biology (Genetics), a History Maker, a Unitarian at All Souls in NYC, and a Black activist with Caribbean roots.
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