ASSIGNMENT: Primary Sources: The Sit-Ins at Leb’s Restaurant

ASSIGNMENT: Primary Sources: The Sit-Ins at Leb’s Restaurant

Description For this assignment, you will help to “crowdsource” a library of primary sources based upon a specific event: the civil rights protests at Leb’s Restaurant, and the debates surrounding these protests, in the early 1960s. You will then write a paper that...
ASSIGNMENT: Narrative Techniques

ASSIGNMENT: Narrative Techniques

Description For our last creative exercise before workshop, we take part in the Unpacking Manuel’s Tavern project. Each student chooses an artifact from one wall of this iconic pub, and then composes a piece of flash fiction inspired by the item (max 1000 words). I...
ASSIGNMENT: Unpacking Manuel’s

ASSIGNMENT: Unpacking Manuel’s

Description For this assignment, each student will be taking part in the project to document and “unpack” Manuel’s Tavern. You’ll be choosing artifacts from the walls, researching more about what those objects depict or represent, and then composing texts that...
ASSIGNMENT: Atlanta Monuments

ASSIGNMENT: Atlanta Monuments

Description Atlanta is a quintessential global South city. Historically a terminus (the end of a railroad track or tracks), Atlanta is a magnet for migrants of many backgrounds. It is composed of many “Souths”—African, Caribbean, Central American, and South Asian—and...
ASSIGNMENT: The American Built Environment

ASSIGNMENT: The American Built Environment

Description The goal of this assignment is to get you out into the local built environment, and put into practice the observational skills we have been developing in class and through readings. Carefully examine the elements of the local landscape that make up all...