Deaf community pays tribute to John Lewis

TRANSCRIPT THIS IS A DRONE SHOT OF THE HUGE MURAL OF REPRESENTATIVE JOHN LEWIS PAINTED ON A BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN ATLANTA. TRIBUTES FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY CONTINUE TO POUR IN FOR THE FIERY CIVIL RIGHTS ICON. HE DIED OF…

Deaf community pays tribute to John Lewis

Source

0
(0)

TRANSCRIPT

THIS IS A DRONE SHOT OF THE HUGE MURAL OF REPRESENTATIVE JOHN LEWIS PAINTED ON A BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN ATLANTA.

TRIBUTES FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY CONTINUE TO POUR IN FOR THE FIERY CIVIL RIGHTS ICON.

HE DIED OF PANCREATIC CANCER ON SATURDAY AT THE AGE OF 80.

SIGN1NEWS HAS RECEIVED SEVERAL PICTURES FROM MEMBERS OF THE DEAF COMMUNITY AND OUR SIGN1NEWS FAMILY AS THEY SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF LEWIS AND HOW HE INSPIRED THEM.

THIS IS A PICTURE OF ATLANTA AREA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF PARAPROFESSIONAL ERICKA LIPSCOMB AFTER HAVING LUNCH WITH LEWIS.

THIS IS FORMER SIGN1NEWS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER TOMEIKA EVANS WITH LEWIS AT A CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISER AT A FRIEND’S HOUSE IN 20-18.

SIGN1NEWS TALENT COORDINATOR NANCY KELLY JONES MET LEWIS IN 20-17.

SHE HAD FRONT ROW SEATS AT THE ATLANTA MARCH FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND WOMEN.

NANCY SAY SHE MARVELED AT THE FACT THAT DESPITE BEING IN HIS LATE-70’S AT THE TIME, LEWIS WAS STILL FIGHTING FOR ALL OF US.

SHE SAYS THE BEST WAY TO HONOR REPRESENTATIVE LEWIS IS TO CARRY ON HIS LEGACY.

AND IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY AT THIS PICTURE, YOU CAN SEE LEWIS IS BEING TAUGHT HOW TO SIGN “I LOVE YOU.”

DEAF ACTIVIST AMY COHEN EFRON WAS ALSO AT THAT ATLANTA RALLY IN 20-17.

SHE SAID IT WAS AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE AS SHE WATCHED LEWIS NOT ONLY FIRE UP THE CROWD BUT ACKNOWLEDGE THE DEAF PARTICIPANTS AS WELL.

AMY, WHO IS ALSO AN INCREDIBLE ARTIST, WAS SO MOVED BY THE EXPERIENCE, SHE WAS INSPIRE TO CREATE THIS ARTWORK.

IT’S ENTITLED “TEEMING OF PUSSIES”

IT SHOWS THE BLACK SILHOUETTE OF A GIRL AND HER DOG STANDING ON A CLIFF.

THE GIRL IS HOLDING A SIGN AND WEARS A PINK ‘PUSSY’ HAT, WHICH REFERENCES THE WOMEN’S MARCH OF 2017.

BELOW THE CLIFF IS A VAST FIELD OF TINY PINK HATS DOTTED WITH WHITE PROTEST SIGNS AND BLACK DOTS THAT LOOK LIKE FLOWERS.

THE PINK HATS AND BLACK DOTS EVENTUALLY BECOME FADED ABSTRACT IMAGES LEADING UP TO A GREEN EMERAL CITY RISING ON THE HORIZON.

AT THE CENTER IS A GREEN, WHITE HOUSE-SHAPED MANSION AND A TOWERING WHITE WASHINGTON MONUMENT.

THERE IS A WATERY BLUE HALO AROUND THE CITY MEANT TO REMIND VIEWERS OF THE ICONIC 19-39 MOVIE WHERE DOROTHY, PLAYED BY ACTRESS JUDY GARLAND, PREPARES TO CROSS THE FIELD OF POPPIES TO CHALLENGE THE WIZARD OF OZ.

AMY THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS POWERFUL ARTWORK.

THE IMAGERY IS SPECTACULAR!

HERE’S A LOOK IN FULL SCREEN.

POSTED – 7.19.20

0 / 5. 0

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *