see attached directions. you will need the following links to answer the questio
see attached directions. you will need the following links to answer the questions.
3. 3. In two sentences or more, what ideas do Wynton Marsalis and Lara Downes talk about that resonate with things that Lynae is trying to achieve in her video above?
Amplify with Lara Downes: Wynton Marsalis
4. How do these things resonate with the things Martin Luther King and John Lewis were trying to achieve?
5. Listen below to college students talking about their research of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians. Discuss three different students’ perspectives about what they learned about the culture and its place in American history (List each of their names one at a time and what they specifically learned).
6. How does this conversation resonate with anything we have studied above?
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1a. At 1:53:35 in the film Selma, we hear the song by the English-born singer Fink: Yesterday Was Hard on All of Us. How would you describe how the film blends the actors and actresses with real life footage of the Selma to Montgomery march?
1b. In the video of this song in concert below, at 1:50 how would you describe how the orchestra supports the guitar and vocals?
1c. How do the opening words of the song profoundly reference the title of one of Dr. King’s books?
2. As you watch the portrayal of the historic Bloody Sunday, March 7, 1965, below, how do the repeated piano arpeggios (beginning at 0:37) build with anticipation as the people walk towards the Edmund Pettus Bridge?
3. At 2:00 how do the orchestral strings support the cinematography of the bridge “as a mountain” they are climbing?
4. At 2:25 how does the pizzicato playing (plucking) in the strings emphasize the growing tension with each step they take?
5. At 4:50 how does the gospel singing of Martha Bass’ Walk with Me support the meaning of this moment in the history of the United States; what lessons can we learn from an honest acceptance of our nation’s often untold black history?
7a. In the video below, how would you describe the speaking voice of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)?
7b. In the trailer below, what is the “simple” philosophy of Congressman John Lewis (1940-2020)?
7c. John Lewis discusses how he was beaten as he stepped off one of the 1961 Freedom Rides. After watching the video below around 2:44 and 3:32, how would you describe the character of John Lewis as he forgives the man who beat him? How does the example of John Lewis’ forgiveness provide hope for the future of humankind?
8. After watching the Freedom Riders reunite 50 years later on the Oprah Winfrey show (2011), how do their stories underscore the reality of systemic racism in America?
9. After watching some or all of the film Selma, Lord, Selma (1999), how does this similar story from the point of view from a young black girl (Sheyann Webb) compare and contrast to the Selma (2014) film we studied?
(first 55 minutes of 90 minute film)
10. How can music and film help people understand the importance of the discussions on systemic racism and racial justice?