Photographs illustrate chronology of Civil Rights movement

first_imgThe Snite Museum held a special exhibition on Monday afternoon of 17 photographs that capturing some of the touchstone moments of the Civil Rights movement as part of Notre Dame’s “Walk the Walk” Week.“On view are some of the seminal images that we have come to know as the images that tell the story of the Civil Rights movement,” Gina Costa, director of public relations and marketing for the Snite, said. Sarah Olson | The Observer Framed photographs line the wall at the new exhibition at the Snite Museum of Art. The installation consists of 17 photographs that illustrate the Civil Rights Movement.The photographs follow the chronology of the Civil Rights movement, starting with images of individual protests and small victories, and progressing into large scale demonstrations and the death of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They convey a range of sentiments, from repression and hatred to strength, brotherhood, perseverance and human dignity.“You get these epic, sort of monumental images of freedom and hope,” Costa said.The photographs, most of which were taken by some of the most influential photographers of the time, portray some of the most recognizable moments of the Civil Rights Movement: the first desegregated bus in Montgomery, protesters being sprayed with water cannons and attacked by police dogs in Birmingham, and peaceful crowds at the 1963 March on Washington.“One of the most moving things about these pictures is the way the protesters are using their bodies — it’s a choice,” Bridget Hoyt, curator of education and academic programs, said. “They are victims, but they are also agents.”One of the most recognizable photographs shows a pensive Dr. King just after his “I Have a Dream” speech. The image, Hoyt said, looks like it was shot in a photography studio, due to the way the light hits Dr. King’s face.“It’s so solitary, a moment of peace — you would never know from looking at it that it was taken during the March on Washington,” Hoyt said. “It speaks so much, even without context.”The timeline of the photographs is especially striking. One photograph depicts the sanitation workers’ strike in Memphis, in which a solid wall of workers holds signs reading, “I am a man.” It was this protest that brought Dr. King to Memphis in 1968. The photograph was taken on March 28; six days later, Dr. King was assassinated on his balcony, a photograph of which was also on display in the exhibit.“Looking at this image, you can see how it’s still relevant today,” Hoyt said, gesturing toward a photograph of policemen locking eyes with a protester, who is holding a child, in Memphis. “It raises the same questions: what kind of relationships and communities are we building for our future?”The final photograph in the exhibit portrays Mrs. King holding her five-year-old daughter during her husband’s funeral. The image won the photographer, Moneta Sleet, Jr., the 1969 Pulitzer Prize.“We’re a museum — we’re collecting good works of art, but we also have another responsibility to our students,” Hoyt said. “Not just to their education, but to their development as a whole.”Tags: #photographs, Civil Rights, Martin Luther King Jr., MLK, Snite Museum of Art, Walk the Walk Weeklast_img read more

Gold hits record high on haven demand as markets rally sputters

first_imgThe greenback was down against most other currencies, with the euro at its highest since September 2018, while higher-yielding units such as the South Korean won and Indonesian rupiah were also up.Stock markets were mostly up but with little conviction as investors fret over the impact of the virus on the economy.Shanghai was slightly higher, having suffered big losses last week as China and the US closed consulates in Chengdu and Houston, ramping up tensions between the superpowers.Sydney was up 0.2 percent, while Singapore and Jakarta each added 0.3 percent, though Seoul climbed more than one percent and Taipei jumped more than two percent.Tokyo, Hong Kong and Mumbai drifted lower.Investors are growing concerned about lawmakers’ slow progress on a new US stimulus program, with Republicans still to present their proposals worth around $1 trillion, which is less than a third of the plan set out by Democrats.There are concerns an agreement could take some time, hitting millions of Americans whose much-needed extra unemployment benefits are about to come to an end. Eyes are on the Fed’s next policy meeting this week, with some predicting further measures to boost the economy — possibly negative interest rates — that could put more pressure on the dollar and send bullion above $2,000.There are also concerns that a worse-than-forecast reading on second-quarter US gross domestic product could spark another dollar sell-off.While the weak dollar has been a key catalyst for the metal’s advance, gold has also been boosted by its attractiveness as a haven in times of turmoil with China-US relations souring by the day.”Strong gains are inevitable as we enter a period much like the post-global financial crisis environment, where gold prices soared to record levels as a result of copious amounts of Fed money being pumped into the financial system,” said Gavin Wendt, senior resource analyst at MineLife. Key figures around 0400 GMT Gold: UP 2.2 percent at $1,944.71 per ounceTokyo – Nikkei 225: DOWN 0.3 percent at 22,685.31Hong Kong – Hang Seng: DOWN 0.1 percent at 24,683.66 (break)Shanghai – Composite: UP 0.1 percent at 3,199.67 (break)Euro/dollar: UP at $1.1715 from $1.1652 at 2100 GMT Dollar/yen: DOWN at 105.56 yen from 105.95 yen Pound/dollar: UP at $1.2848 from $1.2791 Euro/pound: UP at 91.13 pence from 91.07 penceWest Texas Intermediate: DOWN 0.3 percent at $41.15 per barrel Brent North Sea crude: DOWN 0.4 percent at $43.15 per barrelNew York – Dow: DOWN 0.7 percent at 26,469.89 (close)London – FTSE 100: DOWN 1.4 percent at 6,123.82 (close) Gold hit a record high Monday as investors rushed into the safe-haven on concerns about China-US tensions, a spike in virus infections around the world and a lack of progress on a new stimulus bill in Washington.After months of healthy rallies across equity markets, fuelled by trillions of dollars in government and central bank support, traders are beginning to step back as they weigh the long-term economic impact of the coronavirus.With vast monetary easing measures put in place by the Federal Reserve pushing the dollar lower against most other currencies, gold is flying, hitting an all-time high of $1,944.71, well above its previous record of $1,921.18 seen in 2011.center_img Bloomberg News contributed to this story  Topics :last_img read more

Leading physiotherapist says Arsenal injuries could be down to tactical approach

first_imgArsenal’s constant battle with injuries could be down to something as fundamental as their tactical approach to matches, one leading physiotherapist has claimed. “Quite often if we see collective issues at one specific club, we have to look at a bunch of things specifically related with that club.” Margo, who became the first female physio at an English league club during a stint at Barnet, reckons the issues at Arsenal are also systematic of a league where rest and recuperation are almost impossible. “Injuries do happen in a game but quite often they brew in training, when players are pushing the boundaries,” she said. “At this time of year we are always saying British football needs a break because they have been going strong. “Players have to play at their maximum and go all-out. Particularly in Sanchez’s position, the career is quite limited to be at the top so they are pushing their bodies to the boundaries. “But there are a lot more games and some of these guys are being pushed to the limit and high expectations are being made of them. “When Wenger first came along he introduced a different way of eating, nutrition and thinking into the club when he first arrived. His whole approach and management – it was working really well. “But something isn’t quite right at the moment, it is very difficult to pinpoint specifically what it is – somehow they need a rest. Football needs a break.” Meanwhile defender Hector Bellerin, who only recently returned from his own short spell on the sidelines, has backed the club to deal with the current injury blows. “I have said it before, there is great depth in the team,” he told Arsenal Player. “There are a lot of young players in the team waiting to come through, and we have a lot of quality training with us every day. “They are ready to step up so obviously every single player on the bench can do the same job as every single player in the starting XI. We don’t need to worry. The only thing we need to do is go out onto the pitch with the right mentality, it does not matter who we play.” Press Association Sport understands the pair are now doubtful for Saturday’s visit of Sunderland as well as the crucial Champions League clash with Olympiacos in Greece four days later. The duo, along with defender Laurent Koscielny, who also had to be substituted at Carrow Road due to a hip problem, will be assessed over the next 48 hours to discover the full extent of their injuries – with the France defender believed to have the best chance of being fit for the weekend. Sanchez has been playing almost constantly for club and country over the last year and Wenger was left to defend his decision to select the Chile international at Norwich after revealing he had felt his hamstring after starring in the 3-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb last week. Sunday’s injuries add to the seemingly ever-increasing number of casualties at the Emirates Stadium and chartered physiotherapist Sammy Margo believes it could be Arsenal’s tactics that are leading to so many players being absent. “Tactically, there are certain teams that play in a very specific way,” she told PA Sport. “It could be that tactically things are just leading to injuries, you can’t blame it on refereeing. It is normally down to training and the tactical approach to the game. “It may be that they are encouraged to behave in a certain way in certain situations that makes them more prone to injuries during the game. “It is such a bizarre situation for that to arise and quite often it is because of something the team are doing that is inherently leading to injuries. The Gunners are currently without 10 first-team players after a trio of stars were injured during Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Norwich. Key man Alexis Sanchez was forced off with a hamstring problem while manager Arsene Wenger confirmed Santi Cazorla finished the game “playing on one leg” after suffering a blow to his knee. Press Associationlast_img read more

Three Questions: Wisconsin vs. Hawaii

first_imgWith the start of Big Ten play just a week away, the Wisconsin football team will have one final test when they take on Hawaii at Camp Randall Saturday. Here are three questions to consider as UW looks to continue their success with conference play on the horizon.Can linebacker Chris Orr continue to be a force in the middle of the field?As a true freshman, Orr was not expected to make any notable contributions this season playing behind starting linebacker Leon Jacobs. However, after Jacobs was ejected for a targeting call in last Saturday’s matchup with Troy, Orr was given the opportunity to prove his worth.And so he did. The freshman recorded a team-high 14 tackles in the team’s winning effort.His reward? Orr was officially named a starter over Jacobs for Saturday’s meeting with Hawaii. He worked with the first-defense through this week of practice and the Wisconsin coaching staff feels he is ready to take on that premier role.Football: Chris Orr to start SaturdayWhen Chris Orr filled in for Leon Jacobs following Jacobs’ ejection for targeting during the Wisconsin football team’s win over Read…Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda says that Orr fits the mold of a guy who was built to play inside linebacker, and he will definitely be the player to watch on both sides of the ball Saturday.Who will get the majority of touches at running back?The meeting with Hawaii was thought to be the final time redshirt junior Dare Ogunbowale and redshirt freshman Taiwan Deal would serve the role as feature backs for UW.That was until news broke Thursday that junior running back Corey Clement, who has been nursing a presumed hamstring injury for the past few weeks, in fact needs sports hernia surgery and will be out another four to six weeks.Football: Corey Clement to miss 4-6 weeksCorey Clement’s supposed breakout season is going to wait at least another month to take off. University of Wisconsin head Read…This is obviously a huge blow for the Badgers, as they were expecting to have their lead tailback back on the field for the team’s Big Ten opener against Iowa, but instead they will have to continue to ride the coattails of both Ogunbowale and Deal.However, both backs have shown consistent improvement over the first three weeks of the season and seem to be growing more and more comfortable in their role.Last week against Troy, the two essentially evenly split the time on the field, with Deal rushing 16 times for 84 yards and Ogunbowale rushing 14 times for 77 yards and a touchdown.With confirmation that Clement won’t be rejoining the backfield until late October or early November, both backs know what is ahead of them. A telling sign of what is ahead for Wisconsin’s running game will be how the coaches decide to divvy up the snaps for each back.Additionally, former freshman linebacker Alex Ingold has officially been moved to running back and there is a chance he gets some reps over the course of Saturday’s game.What will the right side of the offensive line look like?With starting right guard Walker Williams still battling an ankle injury, it is likely redshirt freshman Micah Kapoi will remain the starter at that position.And while Kapoi has struggled at times through the first three weeks of the season, offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph continues to see improvement out of the lineman.With that said, even if Williams, who participated in individual drills on this past week, is ready to go against Hawaii, Kapoi is still expected to get the start at right guard.The growing chemistry of the offensive line has been a major component to the increase in production from the running game, and Saturday will serve as one final tune up for the line as non-conference play comes to an end and the Big Ten season beings.last_img read more