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My work is a letter to black people feeling oppressed during this time. The letter is written from the viewpoint of Isaiah Montgomery. Montgomery was one of the founders of Mound Bayou, an all black town. He also became mayor of the town. This letter is meant to be an advertisement from Montgomery urging blacks feeling oppressed to move to Mound Bayou since it has more opportunities than other places blacks could live in the South. An important point is this letter was not written from the viewpoint of myself if I was alive during this time. The letter is from Isaiah Montgomery, and should be treated as such. The letter is also not meant to be personal. This would be something that hundreds of would be printed and handed out to many people. The letter isn't really a letter as it is more of a flyer. You wouldn't get this in the mail. You'd be handed it by some sort of advertiser. As well as that, try to keep in mind as this is being read that you should pretend you are one of these people alive during this time. Try to role play a little and think like you were one of the people being asked to move to Mound Bayou, and see if this would have convinced you.
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The College Process

For my digital story, I set out to find out how the tiring college process went for different people. I also wanted to aim this towards the junior who will soon be going through this same process. I know that a lot of people, including myself struggled with this and so I wanted to capture what it looked like. I did this by interviewing a few seniors and asked them about how it went and what they would suggest for the junior to do. I hope that the audience will be able to think back to the process and feel accomplished if they have successfully passed it and if they have not been through it yet, for them to have a sense of how much work it really is.
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In 1868, the KKK started to spread through out the United States of America. At this point of time in the nation, they were rebuilding to construct the government again. Also the buildings were already destroyed and the KKK did not help that. America did not need this kind of thing at this period of time. KKK makes the lives of all Americans in this year worse than it can be. Also they killed people they didn't like, it was bad.

Since all this, I thought I would make a poster about this situation. About how this nation needs to know about the terrible things the KKK have been doing that have to be stopped immediately. They are hurting the country and are not needed at this point in time. I mentioned that they should come to the towns meeting so we can discuss the problems. Since this was a while ago, there was no social media.  

So this is my visual project of reconstruction.
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Reconstruction project Lincoln Newspaper

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n0cQ66UO49w0gPAxl2nNB_Ym3WR-VXtMKIIVSfkze8E/edit

Artist Statement:

This is a newspaper that was published on the day after Lincoln’s funeral. To be clear, Booth escaped and was tracked  down on a farm in Virginia, and that the police who were suppose to protect Lincoln was in a nearby saloon with Lincoln’s coachman.  This is suppose to be a newspaper that would teach people about what happened. This newspaper includes how Lincoln was killed, what are the elements of this tragedy, how people mourned the death of our great president Lincoln, and many more. It also talk about the problems Andrew Johnson faced as the president at the time of period. Lincoln was a great man, he had done a lot for Black peoples, he signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves, and he end the war of slaves too. He also start the reconstruction right after the war, giving every African American forty acres of land and a mule / 100 bucks to build a house. He affected the African American, and his death affected them even more. His death stopped reconstruction basically. Andrew Johnson was the president after Lincoln, he didn’t care about reconstruction as much as Lincoln did, and he have lots of stuff to deal with. Like the southerners protesting about the African Americans, African Americans in the congress and etc. Anything He done could have affect the African Americans’ position in society, not only in the late 1800s, but also in the 1900s, and now a day. If the issue was take care of even more properly, may be here won’t be as much case of white cop shooting or killing black peoples for basically no reason, like how it is now.


P.S. I forgot the title for every articles, so I have a chart for it below.
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Reconstruction Era Visuals Projects

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The Reconstruction Era was the period of time after the Civil War it was a time of recovery and transformation in America. During the Reconstruction former slaves gained several rights and were on their way to becoming equal with the dominant white race. With the rise of black empowerment came the rise of many hate groups. Groups like the  Klu Klux Klan and the White League. Groups that spread used violence and intimidation to get what they wanted. These Hate groups terrorized cities with ravaging fires. Harming people of color and any of their supporters. Reconstruction ended with the assassination of Lincoln, and the people of colors lost most of the rights that they had only just been granted and were forced to regain them through years and years of civil rights movements, but many of the hate groups still survive today and even saying the names of them has become a kind of taboo. My map is meaningful to the study of the Reconstruction era because there were so many attacks on innocent people and my map is an easy way to see just how many reports of violence there were in the years of reconstruction. One thing that may not be very clear at first glance is that each of the flags on the map is a reported attack or the formation of a new group. Another thing about my map is that not every point on the map is super accurate, espescially since they cover a larger amount of space, so that is one thing you might want to keep in mind.


Source Analysis: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RrhQE_ggaqX4rSLJBmBQSYipCLhzopO4mELU_rWckOI/edit



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Grants Re-Election :Reconstruction Era Visuals Project

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For my visual for my project, I decided to create a campaign poster for President Grant during his re-election run in 1872. A big influence was the appearance, at an initial site I wanted the poster to look relatively antique, and include the word re-elect very large, so the viewer knew immediately what I was showing to them. I also decided to use the Special Elite font to mimic the typewriter letters that were used in that time.   

I wanted to include a picture of the President himself, which is why I included his portrait from the whitehouse.gov website. However I really wanted the main focus to be the things that he did during his first term to show the states why he should continue to lead. A really big note of the first time was the ratification of the 15th Amendment. President Grant really pushed for this Amendment to pass, and was indeed successful. Granting the newly freed slaves their right to vote gained him much attention, good and bad, and definitely was one of the biggest highlights of his presidency.

A vital key to my poster is the stress on Grant protecting both blacks and whites. During his presidency the fate of a stable country lied in his hands. During reconstruction the states where bonded with very weak glue, and the president had to make sure everyone was pleased. Being that typically whites viewed themselves as more than blacks, he needed to find a common ground where the two races could not necessarily agree, but co-exist. A few examples which are summarized in the phrase “Protecting and preserving the welfare of the people of this great nation, no matter their color.” Include Grant sending troops to protect the newly freed slaves from hate groups.



Ultimately expressing President Grants accomplishments and milestones his first few years in office was my goal, and to do so in a small, yet eye catching and unique campaign styled poster. This is my Artist statement for my interpretation for Presidents Grants’ Re-Election Campaign.

https://docs.google.com/a/scienceleadership.org/document/d/1x6WTywuJwnKU8_uyAFMCkHEZfalPvVvYyHY0Q3lV-yY/edit?usp=sharing link to Source Analysis document.



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cena

chuletas de cerdo

el té


jueves

desayuno

huevos y tocino

el batido de frutas


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Plan one meal a day

Which meal: desayuno, almuerzo, cena

Comida

Bebida

lunes

desayuno

el gofre

el jugo de naranja


martes

almuerzo

la hamburguesa

el agua


miércoles

cena

chuletas de cerdo

el té


jueves

desayuno

huevos y tocino

el batido de frutas


viernes

almuerzo

ensalada

el té


sábado

cena

pollo el curry y arroz

el jugo de manzana


domingo

postre

tartas

leche

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Script U6

Arielle: ¡Estoy emocionada por el prom!

Kay: Yo tambien.

Aissatou: Yo tambien!

Arielle: ¿Con quien vas?

Kay: Nadie me invito.

Aissatou: A mi tampoco.

Arielle: Tal vez pronto


*The next day*

Taytiana (Tim): *To Kay* ¿Te gustaría ir al prom conmigo?

Kay: ¡Claro que sí!


*later that day*

Taytiana: ¿Te gustaría ir al prom conmigo?

Arielle: ¡Claro que sí!


Taytiana: ¿Bonita, te gustaría ir al prom conmigo?

Aissatou: ¡Sí!

**later that day**


Kay: ¿Todavia vas al prom?

Arielle: Sí, con Tim

Aissatou: ¿Tim?

Kay: No, él va conmigo.

Arielle: ¡Él me invitò!

Aissatou: ¡Pero él mi invitò a mi!


*yells at each other*


Taytiana: Ay díos mio... calmanse niñas..  **shakes head**


Kay: Estúpido

Aissatou: payaso

Arielle: ¡pendejo!

Tim: Nenás nosotros ir prom comigo

Aissatou: Tu eres feo. Estupido

Tim: Nosotros deberíamos ir al prom juntos *points to all the girls*

Arielle: No, nosotros deberíamos ir al prom juntos *points to Aissatou and Kay*


We exit, then Tim does.


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lunes

martes

miercoles

jueves

viernes

sabado

desayuno


panqueques

sándwich de desayuno

cereal con fruto

huevos fritos con tocino

pan tostado con mantequilla

pan tostado de frances

gofres con mantequilla

almuerzo


hamburguesa y papas fritas

pollo y papas fritas

sándwich

pan y mantequilla

pan ye pollo

en salasda

arroz y sopa de huevo con tomate

cena


arroz y sopa de huevo con tomate

pan y lechuga

fideos

hot dog

tomate y lechuga y pan

hamburguesa y papas fritas

sándwich

bocadillo


el té

el helado

la piña

la manzana

la naranja

la fresa

el pastel

bebidas


La leche

El jugo de naranja

el té

el café

el refresco

La leche

El jugo de naranja

el té

el café

el refresco

La leche

El jugo de naranja

el té

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el refresco

La leche

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el té

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el refresco

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el té

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el refresco

La leche

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Reconstruction Era Visuals Project

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My newspaper project comes right out of Oct. 15, 1883, the exact date when the Civil Rights Act of 1875 was voted unconstitutional by Congress. I wanted to talk about this specific moment because it shows that black people in Congress did try to affect things for the better. It also helped me create articles that corresponded with each other. For example, I talk about the Representative from South Carolina Richard H. Cain a lot in this article. That's because he was a big part in the debate of the Civil Rights Act of 1875 and was an important figure around this time period. That way I could make another figure of that time period more widely known and create articles that would be actually “real” in this part of time. I also talked about the K.K.K. a little bit to show the negative effects colored people with authority had on the country. However, the K.K.K. article also shows how black people are responding to that negativity. The article tells how the K.K.K. is in a court case, seeing if their actions are unconstitutional. While the K.K.K. won the case, the fact that they were even in trial was a sign that the authority of black people was beginning to be respected, even by some white people. So I don't think there is anything else that is necessary to tell you about the project. Thanks for taking a look at my newspaper!



https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JdVorpwEVrFGsRRd8HhvPpwaZRRKJGRZYUaByLh5XSw/edit
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Reconstruction Era Visuals Project (Saamir Baker)

Mound Bayou Looking For Residents
Two elements I decided to go with for this poster is a beige color with not alot of images because when people placed ads around this time very few if any contained ads and they used big letters for their openers so thats what i decided to go with. This matters because Mound Bayou was a big step for black people and proved to everyone who didn't think that they could run a town properly that they were wrong and that they could, and writing an ad for it showed that blacks could also read and write which is something else whites did not want them to do along wiith running a town.,,, So the visual I have created shows African American history because it marks one of the first black founded towns in America


https://docs.google.com/a/scienceleadership.org/document/d/1Cq6f6oVHLmHOPwvEUplX04OAuSZpfFZAY0H16kgx7EU/edit?usp=sharing
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Reconstruction Era Visuals Project

For my visual I chose to create a map depicting the KKK member residence in 1920. The states that are the darkest red shade have over one hundred thousand members, nothing compared to the four million in the united states total. The shades get lesser as the member residence decreases in some states, but one aspect I found intriguing was that Michigan had by far the biggest KKK member residence. I believe this is because the Southern Knights Klan, a sub KKK division but very powerful, originated and is still based in Michigan to this day and has nine residing chapters in different states . While researching for my project I was unable to find the statistics for some states, and as you can see some of these states are deep south and these states had the southern political views. These states are represented outlined and black with lines drawn through. I believe that it is possible I did not find this data because this internalized american terrorism (something the KKK falls into) was such  a social norm there was no need to poll in a census KKK numbers or take much notice to the klans activity. I created this visual on the KKK because it was a large contribution to the setbacks leading the a halt in reconstruction. Many people are aware of the KKK activities, but many may not have known how much of a presence they had and just how many times it resurfaced and repeatedly gained power, the KKK still has up to ten thousand active members.

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Reconstruction Era Visuals Project

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The whole idea behind my newspaper was to act as a tribute of sorts for Abraham Lincoln. The reason that this is such an important topic for the Reconstruction era is because Lincoln himself was a very important person during this time. Lincoln's whole plan was about simply bringing the country back together at peace. Violence wasn't exactly his way of doing things. My newspaper explains all of the things that made Lincoln so vital to starting the Reconstruction era. The newspaper include four excerpts from four different articles. Each one is its own category on an aspect of Lincoln or his plan. Some things that may not be noticed right away include the title of the newspaper itself which has historical significance. "The Daily Morning Chronicle" was an actual newspaper that existed at the time of the Reconstruction era. There's also the fact that the newspaper's date is one day after Lincoln's assassination. This is even more historical significance, and it gives a more realistic feeling. This feeling comes from how people would have really reacted back when Lincoln was killed. People were losing hope, but tried to stay strong since this country needed to come back together in the end. Without Lincoln, everything seemed like it was going to go wrong, but his plan was put into effect with the Reconstruction era. It all eneed up the way it did because Lincoln put in the hard work and really pushed the country to come back together and come to an agreement.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZgKftX2HMxK0EmMZGXVhz9beEk3zuZUJDVBsTONJ6FY/edit
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Y-Robot

Y-Robot
With my digital story I wanted to explore and show why robotics mattered and how such an expensive extracurricular could happen when the school doesn't give enough money to fund it. I interviewed the President of the club to learn more.
The final message that I wanted the project to show was that there are a lot of opportunities out there for schools which put in effort, and we don't have to depend solely on out state and federal funding. But I also wanted to send a different message- that while fundraising gives money to accredited schools that have knowledge and man power, getting those qualities in the first place is a restriction that makes it hard for struggling schools without money to get that private money. 
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Reconstruction Era Visuals Project

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      Before I get into my concept map, I have to say that I feel pretty proud of my work. I really enjoyed how I got to put all of my creativity and imagination into this great work of art. I hope you enjoy this masterpiece as much as I do. As you examine my concept map, you will see that on the paths there are large words written on them. These words are basically summarizing what it was like for most black people to have to go through these tough challenges during the reconstruction period. The next thing you will see on my map that might be confusing is the thirteenth amendment being the start of my map. The thirteenth amendment is the start of my map because this amendment abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. Another thing on my map that might not be entirely clear to some people is the word freedom with quotation marks around it. I have added quotation marks around the word freedom because even after all the challenges that they endured, they still weren't truly free. The thirteenth amendment might have started the path to freedom for all free blacks, but not every white person agreed with this idea. For this is the reason why free black people were not truly free. My map matters because it gives it's viewers a quick run down of the three huge challenges that African Americans faced during the reconstruction period. Without hearing long lechures and reading long articles. My map has meaning for the study of the Reconstruction era because the three challenges on my map played huge roles during the time of reconstruction.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mNQXjzpwkJowtUigJntsFUhpg_b9MksPaoms7Jb9ius/edit 
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Reconstruction Era Visuals Project ( Savannah Manns

Somethings that may not be clear are some of the captions, many of them may not be super specific when it comes to certain parts of reconstruction. They are very important for reconstruction and will help the  articles flow nicely. I feel as if that is the only thing that is actually  something that people will not understand.However I feel as my project is very clear ,I feel like my titles and pictures matter the most because that is what everyone will see first instead of the actual content of the article it self. When I chose to write about being free from the perspective of someone in that time. I feel like African Americans being free is a very large part of the reconstruction era and even in today's society . African American people on the reconstruction era were  very happy to be free after 500 years of being in enslaved, However they were entitled to being free but only in the eyes of some. That is why the question ¨ Were they Free ¨ is a large question in the era of reconstruction and maybe even the answer of why reconstruction failed. 

Research Doc 
https://docs.google.com/a/scienceleadership.org/document/d/1MzFFjPd6_t2VvcQumaICqJbwoq9U-4S0_rOivaOkTF4/edit?usp=sharing
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Reconstruction Era Visuals Project

I chose to do my visual on the different states with different Black Codes. Black Codes were laws in the southern states that restricted the freedom of black people. Even though, technically, they were already free, their freedom wasn't seen as such to the public. You could say it was revoked by society. This meant they were not truly free. The majority of the Black Codes were enacted by white people that still wanted to have a strong hold over the black population in some way. Some of the Black Codes put in place prevented black people from doing the simplest of things like gathering with their friends or entering another state, but other Black Codes were quite complex, such as drinking and smoking, or owning firearms. The southern states had many Black Codes they were not necessarily against blacks, but they preserved white people. Some Codes said that if white people participated in the riots and protested, they would not be arrested. My Piktochart is attempting to show that different states had different black codes which Codes were where. This Piktochart was created by my self and Kenna Barrett. We created it to show the different Black Codes. For clarification, the colors on the map of the United States are further represented on the Black Code description boxes below. Also,the states on the map are not divided by cities or towns, we were looking for way to show that some states had more Black Codes than other states.

I worked with Kenna so we share the visual.


https://docs.google.com/a/scienceleadership.org/document/d/1uAQf-qxNLBoqLqpgohwkyiT2w7m8i6G5HLh21Ri-L0k/edit?usp=sharing
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Reconstruction Era Visuals Project




I chose to do my project on the Black Codes, I found them the most interesting during the reconstruction era. Black Codes were laws passed by congress in southern states that restricted blacks. Although legally free, the Black Codes exposed the “true freedom” the blacks in the south had achieved. Many Black Codes were created by racists communities that found a loophole in freedom. These Black Codes were scattered across all of the southern states, but some had it worse than others. Black Codes connected a lot of racism and reconstruction. The southern states had multiple Black Codes but not all were passed, but because these areas were so heavily racist, the reconstruction era focused a lot on demolishing them. My visual Infographic is trying to get across the idea that different areas had different black codes and what exactly they were. Two things that may not be clear to my reader on my visual is that each state is not divided by counties or cities, just by different laws that correspond with the states. Some states such as Texas only have one because not all Black Codes were written down, most places had a lot more than what was recorded. The law did not enforce these codes, the communities did. The other thing that may confuse my reader is the other graph, which represents the top 5 states with the most Black Codes, and their numbers. The point of this Infographic is to give readers more context about the reconstruction era and it's importance.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uAQf-qxNLBoqLqpgohwkyiT2w7m8i6G5HLh21Ri-L0k/edit


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Nombres: Kenna, Quran, Christian, Jhazzelle

Fecha:30/04/15


Para quien es su menu? Señorita Manuel



Tiene el/ ella un dieta especial (vegetarian@, Kosher, Musulman, diabetico, etc.)? Cual?

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jugo de toronja



viernes

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Spanish Script

        Jhazzelle, Kenna, Quran, and Christian


Kenna: ¿Tengo hambre, quieres ir al centro comercial conmigo?

Jhazzelle: ¡Como no¡

Quran: (walks up to Kenna) ¿Como estas bebé?

Kenna: ¡Ay dios mio!

Christian: (walks up to Jhazzelle) ¡Hola amiga!

Jhazzelle: Lo que

Jhazzelle and Kenna keeps walking

Quran: ¿Quieres ir al centro comercial con nosotros?

Jhazzelle: ¡No con usted!

Kenna: ¡No!

Christian to Jhazzelle: ¿Como te llamas?

Jhazzelle: Es de... ¡Josefina! ( says a fake name)

Quran to Kenna: ¿Cual es tu numero?

Kenna: 215...5555566667754835353

Quran: ¡Ay dios mio!

Christian to Jhazzelle: ¿Te gustaria ir al comer conmigo?

Jhazzelle: Lo siento. Me tengo que ir a mi casa amigos.

Kenna: ¡Adios! Jhazzelle: ¡Chau! (say it together)

Quran-Espanta amig@s


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Reconstruction Era Visuals Project

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Essentially, I created this newspaper as though it was being written by members of the Missouri Historical Society, which was known for its racial progressiveness and belief in equal rights. My newspaper centers around the encouragement for black people in the late 1800's with artistic skills to submit their art to the society to make a message to White America. The reason I chose my topic is because it has always interested me how blacks have continuously struggled with finding their way into the media, and still today. Representation of black people in tv/magazines/movies/etc has been a topic of discussion for years, and recently acknowledged as being extremely progressive. Up until doing this project, I wasn't aware that African Americans were representing themselves - or making an effort to - in paintings, sculptures, and other popular forms of art in the 19th century. I chose to do a newspaper because I thought it would be interesting to try and put myself in the shoes of a member of the M.H.S. in the 19th century, and it was. Two elements that may be visually unclear are the art pieces I chose to use. For the most part I chose black artists who were well known in their time and that fit into the time frame. The bottom right image is one taken outside the Missouri Historical Society. 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ua4ZQw0-ShRy-uiUkUPP6rfEo4IJCFrd4WKJSOavOII/edit
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