Monday, September 14, 2009

On Display in the Lobby of Walker Library

The University is celebrating Constitution Day on September 17. Activities include discussions, lectures, and displays of posters. The Walker Library is participating in the celebration by exhibiting books about the Constitution (available for you to check out, just grab one and take it over to the Circulation Desk). We are also housing some of the posters that highlight four freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from fear, and freedom from want. Some of the posters reinterpret Norman Rockwell's original paintings which responded to President Roosevelt's "Four Freedoms" speech in 1941. This project came out of the donation of Rockwell's original works to The Wolfsonian Museum at Florida International University. See http://www.wolfsonian.org/visitus/press/05.29.08_.html for more information about the original exhibit.

The American Democracy Project (ADP) at MTSU coordinates the celebration of the Constitution each year. The goal of the ADP is to produce graduates who understand and are committed to engaging in meaningful actions as citizens in a democracy. Currently more than 220 campuses participate in the American Democracy Project. Visit www.mtsu.edu/~amerdem for more information.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I LOVE Rockwell's Four Freedoms and I like the reinterpretations too. Thanks for the display!

MTSU Librarian said...

Thanks!