The art of speech

By Hayley Robb, F/G Scholar

From a shout or cry in a crowd to the lyrics in a song, every citizen in the United States has the right to free speech, a freedom granted by the First Amendment. In theory, the freedom is to allow for a free trade of ideas between individuals and to encourage diverse perspectives. However, this freedom is oftentimes not spoken at all. Continue reading The art of speech

Reflection: The power of protest by design

By Hayley Robb, F/G Scholar

The second half of the 20th century marked a change in the expression of the United States people. The art began to mimic the attitudes of the 1960s and 70s, and differed from the bright colored war propaganda of WWII, said Brian Resnick in his article, “Protest Posters From the Vietnam Era.” Art began to challenge the U.S. government and question the intentions of the war. College campuses, in particular, exploded with dissent and activism–one being Kent State University (Hensley and Lewis, 2010). Continue reading Reflection: The power of protest by design