From time to time, SUGA organizes field trips for the further enrichment of its students. Below, we would like to share some of what has been experienced.
July 15, 2023 Michael C. Carlos Museum
A local outing was arranged to go to Michael C. Carlos Museum, an art museum located on Emory University's main campus. The Carlos Museum has the largest ancient art collections in the Southeast, including objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near East, Africa and the ancient Americas. The collections are housed in a Michael Graves designed building.
May 18, 2023 The Legacy Museum, National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Pannie-George's Kitchen
Photo credits are given top to bottom, left to right. May of the photos may be clicked on for a larger view.
The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration, founded by the Equal Justice Initiative, is a museum that displays the history of slavery and racism in America. This includes the enslavement of African-Americans, racial lynchings, segregation, and racial bias. It's partner site, National Memorial for Peace and Justice, is a national memorial to commemorate the black victims of lynching in the United States.
Visited together, these sites provide a sobering and insightful look into the issues of racial terrorism in the United States.
Below, are some of the impressions our SUGA participants came away with.
The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration
Aileen discusses important topics with Charlene and her sister Leah. Once in the museum, photography is not allowed.
~ Photo credit: Lauren Wood-Viscardi
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice
~ Photo credit: Douglas Nichols. Lauren Wood-Viscardi
~Photo credits: Lauren Wood-Viscardi, Lauren Wood-Viscardi, Lauren Wood-Viscardi Ann Levine, Ann Levine, Phyllis Bearden
The site includes 800 six-foot monuments to symbolize thousands of racial terror lynching victims in the United States and the counties and states where this terrorism took place. They are arranged by county within each state.
~Photo credits: Ellen Patrick, Ellen Patrick, Douglas Nichols, Douglas Nichols, Norman Slawsky, Lauren Wood-Viscardi