Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Discussion

This week we are studying intent and interpretation, specifically focusing on cultural works. For this assignment, select either the Statue of Liberty, the Crazy Horse Memorial, or the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Research the intention of the creator of the monument you selected and how the monument is perceived today. Review the articles related to each monument in the Resources section.


Respond to the questions below in a few paragraphs. Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:

  1. Describe the monument selected.
  2. Explain the original intentions behind the monument selected and how later interpretations changed the meaning and cultural understandings.
  3. Reflect on what you learned in the Resources section articles and compare your own interpretation or understanding of the monument selected with the intent of authors whose interpretations you chose to evaluate.

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