Saturday, April 11, 2009

Walk the Walk: Nice work

“Walk the Walk: Inspiration for Change,” is an exhibition made up of sixth-grade history students in Collins-Riverside Middle School, Northport Alabama. As part of an action research project to discover the meaning of civil rights and those who stood against oppression, US history teacher, Cathy Collins sent her students out to interview someone in their community who has stood up for social change and equality. Once the students found someone, they had their subjects fill out a questionnaire about their experience and what justice and equality means to them. To complete the exercise the interviewee was asked for a pair of their shoes. In the exhibition questionnaires along with the person’s story, written by the student, were placed above each pair of shoes.

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