We need to rethink whom we, as a society, are choosing to memorialize in the form of public statues and monuments. “The People’s Memorial Project” is a campaign to rethink the future of memorials and monuments on the broadest scale. It is a call for a better process for nomination and giving tribute to the individuals who make our community and our world a better place. How can we create a monument that is actually going to uplift the community? Wouldn’t it be amazing if people could nominate people from their neighborhood?
"The People's Memorial Project" creates a monument that can constantly change and tell a real truth, telling a real history to that community with a vision of tomorrow where all people who have contributed to the growth and prosperity of the local community and the broader nation, are recognized and honored. Public monuments that are for the people and by the people.
- Crispus Attucks
- Jessie “Little Doe” Baird
- Mel King
- Elma Lewis
- Keith “Guru” Elam
- Sonia Chang-Diaz
- Frieda Garcia
Project Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Peoples-Memorial-Project-106274607817860
Artist: Cedric “Vise 1” Douglas
Producer: Vanessa Till Hooper / Studio HHH: studiohhh.com
Producer: Jeff Grantz: ILLUMINUS Boston, illuminusboston.org
Project Manager: Teresita Cochran
About the Harvard Discovery Series
Formerly known as The Digital Futures Discovery Series, the Harvard Discovery Series is a collaboration between Cabot Science Library and the Harvard University Digital Scholarship Group (DSSG). This event series brings scholars on the frontiers of digital knowledge-making to a Harvard audience in an intimate and interactive setting. All presentations will be virtual during Fall 2020 semester.