1968 is calling, (how) do we answer?
Charde Reid took this photo at the Women's March last Saturday. I thank Patsy Fletcher for sharing it with me.
I'm wondering how to interpret the poster message: "1968 is Calling, Don't Answer."
Is it suggesting that the person doesn't want to go backwards? doesn't want to go back to a time of turmoil? doesn't want us to adopt a 1968 style of resistance? or something else?
What do you think?
The poster does reference what is, in part, at the crux of this project: what are the individual and collective stories we have about dc in 1968? And how do those stories shape how we narrate the present, past and future?
dc1968 wants to disrupt one of the collective stories that abounds locally and nationally: that 1968 equals 'destruction' and the fall of the city, and that the 'construction' of the subway and gentrification, which also cause(d) destruction, equal the rise of the city.
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