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Subjects that I am studying

Museum of Contemporary Religious Art

Hidden on St Louis University’s campus, the MOCRA shines. Open to the public. 

From the balcony

The shadows accentuate this piece

A special collection

La Pasion – Michael Tracy

Bernard Maisner – this is hope

Maisner. Inspired by cytokinesis

Jonah inside the Whale

More shadows

Pieta – Thomas Skomski

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Little Big Horn National Monument, Montana

Indian Memorial

Indian Memorial

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I had a difficult time appreciating the Little Big Horn monument.    Even though, a clear attempt has been made to present both sides of the story, I am uncomfortable with the glory bestowed on Lieutenant Colonel Custer and his men.

I did appreciate these two memorials, dedicated by the Indian Nations.

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An important reminder on the Portland River Walk

A sobering memorial

A sobering memorial

In 1942 an executive order lead to 110,000 Japanese Americans to be rounded up and placed in Internment camps.  In Portland, OR on the River Walk you can find the memorial.

Japanese American Historical Plaza

Japanese American Historical Plaza

The Camps

The Camps

Poems of the "survivors"

Poems of the “survivors”

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General Strike of 1877 in St. Louis

The Missouri History Museum depicts the General Strike of St. Louis that took place in 1877 with a creative display of “roustabouts” working on the wharves.  The workers had no rights, low pay, and no chance of improvement.  People throughout the country walked off the job, and St. Louis workers represented one of the biggest strikes in the country.  It took several days of police and military to stop the strike, but it did lead to better conditions for the workers eventually…

I have read in other places that after the strike, the leaders of St. Louis wanted to spread some goodwill so the started the now famous Veil Prophet Parade and Celebration that has been going on is St. Louis since October 1878.  It was designed to entertain the people, but also re-establish some of the social hierarchy that was challenged in the General Strike of the year before.

I would like to know more.

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