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06 February 2015 @ 06:13 am
Inspired by Aurin Squire  
Aurin Squire​'s first ping on my radar came last night when I read this article. Here are some food-for-thought quotes from it.

I want to see what you can contribute from your niche of knowledge about the quieter voices of entire classes of people in our history.

"Historical omission points toward a culture’s subconscious beliefs that some people matter less than others."

"When female stories are muted, we are teaching our kids that their dignity is second class and the historical accounts of their lives [are] less relevant. This lowered value carries over when women face sexual objectification and systemic brutalization from inside and outside the community."

"When we can’t see ourselves in our history, we begin to think that we are disconnected and suffering alone. Historical ignorance always precedes cultural imbalances and individual despair."

"Historical exclusivity often has a way of turning into present and institutionalized tragedy. Whose story gets told matters."

Consider this a short attention span theatre thread on increasing awareness for unsung and undersung history for later expansion or research.

Have you read a book, an article, seen an exhibit, a play, anything that opened your eyes to lesser known figures in our history who may have been omitted or simply fallen into the shadows by way of their second class status?

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/mlk-mother-was-assassinated-forgotten-women-black-history-month
 
 
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