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Arts & Entertainment - September 6, 2013

History on the canvas

Artists brave war, turmoil and their own painful memories to record the world events they live through

by Rebecca Wallace

When the world is in turmoil, sometimes the most courageous people are artists.

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Posted by Nick
a resident of University South
on Sep 19, 2013 at 2:00 am

Great article Rececca! For anyone interested in visiting the Hoover Library and Archives to delve deeper into these collections, we are open to the general public, all you need is a photo ID to register. Check out our website for more details: Web Link


Posted by Thwarted
a resident of Southgate
on Sep 20, 2013 at 8:18 am

Look at what China and Iran do to artists of all kinds!


Posted by Joe Hill
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Sep 20, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Thwarted - don't need to go overseas... imagine what Joe Hill or Woodie Guthrie thought about oppression and class struggle?

Oh, wait...


Was a high wall there that tried to stop me
A sign was painted said: Private Property,
But on the back side it didn't say nothing —
God blessed America for me.
[This land was made for you and me.]

One bright sunny morning in the shadow of the steeple
By the Relief Office I saw my people —
As they stood hungry, I stood there wondering if
God blessed America for me.
[This land was made for you and me.]


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