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“Grand manner history painting is a form of narrative—simply put, it tells a story.” Steven Conn, Director Public History Program The Ohio State University.

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1 “Grand manner history painting is a form of narrative—simply put, it tells a story.” Steven Conn, Director Public History Program The Ohio State University “Tomorrow’s history pictures can be based on an understanding of history as a way of asking questions, not as a body of knowledge to be disseminated or, even less, a series of grand assertions. History and history pictures can work to repair inequalities, to emancipate, to empower, to enlighten. They can operate under the premise that everyone matters….They can explore the ways people retain their dignity and self-respect in the face of difficulties and defeats. They can make vivid the drama of ordinary people’s lives—their resistance, their resilience, and their resourcefulness.” Kenneth L. Ames in his essay, “History Pictures Past, Present, and Future” *Both of the above quotes were taken from Susan Dangle’s (past NCHE Master teacher’s) lesson on Artist as Historian.

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4 _order=1 Race riots were very numerous all over the North because of the antagonism that was caused between the Negro and white workers. Many of these riots occurred because the Negro was used as a strike breaker in many of the Northern industries Jacob Lawrence (American, )

5 Photograph: "Chicago race riot, white men, boys and young girls standing in front vandalized house," 1919 [Library of Congress]


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