Eyes on the Prize

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 02/07/2015 - 20:20.

 

I have so many thoughts from today's presentation by Juan Williams at the Cleveland Public Library.  First, so grateful for the day off, but also grateful that the weather was nice enough to have brave souls venture out of their winter hiberation to attend.  I met some great people including the fabulous Neville K. Robinson - and finally, spoke in person to the Plain Dealer's Phillip Morris. 

I can't do justice to the content of Juan Williams presentation - but he engaged the audience with a reflection on the responses he gets to his now-classic Eyes on the Prize : America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965.  It has been over 25 years since the book was published and it continues to stand the test of time.  Juan Williams personal research and reflections are now revisited by contemporary students all over the world - and his writings continue to influence civil rights discussions to this day-quite a legacy for an outstanding journalist. 

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Levi Scofield -Great Clevelander

In addition to hearing Juan Williams yesterday at Cleveland Public Library - the Ohio MOLLUS - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States - hosted a Lincoln exhibit - here's one of my favorite photos - a young reenactor:

 

And, the Soldiers and Sailors Monument was also open.  I took several pictures attached here (see above). Biggest come away for me - the talent and great legacy of Levi Scofield - architect and sculptor of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument and more.

Please make time to visit the monument - Shane Doyle is archivist-caretaker there and he is great historical interpreter.