Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Timeline in Black & White

Donna Jordahl is a local activist and public-access television personality.* She's also an enthusiastic, skilled presenter of NKA classes. Donna describes her "Timeline in Black and White" as a trip through American history, "stopping to examine particular events and people, both black and white."
From Phillis Wheatley, Sojourner Truth, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to lesser-known history makers, Donna sketches the highlights (and some lowlights) of racial relations and the progress of civil rights in U.S. history.


Donna involves class participants in the presentation by inviting them to "come prepared to discuss your favorites or least favorites." She also asks for volunteers to deliver parts of the timeline's information.
Lillian Moore listens as Shirley Phillips 
reads a section of the timeline.
To hear Carol Nelson read Julia Ward Howe's 1870 Mothers' Day for Peace proclamation, click on this link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNcDtDtyxdk

*"Discussing the Issues," Donna's weekly show on Channel 12 is broadcast live the third Wednesday of each month and then rebroadcast on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. and Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m.