As the semester is ending today, I can’t help but think how much am I going to miss this class. I loved the books we read, the music we listened to and the blogs we wrote. I learned new things during the course of this semester. I learned about lynching, (more about) slavery, color, racism in the world (past and present)
My favorite article was “What to a Slave is Fourth of July” by Frederick Douglass. This speech I believe was powerful and astonishing. I learned about how a post-slave felt toward freedom for the whites.
Then, the whole semester sums up in the book “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison. The Details, personal attack, the hidden messages. This book is my all time favorite now. How the narrator attacks the reader at the end of the whole book. While reading through the book, you are thinking about how much this poor ‘invisible man’ is going through. But in the end, you realize maybe this whole time he was talking about me. Maybe this book was about how I feel or what I been through. There are some places in the book where the reader can relate. I LOVED IT!
Lastly, The Digital story, Oh! this project gave me nightmares for days. I love technology, but I am not that advance with it as much as I thought I was. The thought of how I want the outline and the video to look was settled within two days but making the video and editing it drove me crazy. I had no idea how to do the voice-over. or download videos from youtube and then use only bits of it. I spend over 5-6 hours just learning about which app to use for the video and which app to use for the voice over. which app edits and which website downloads videos. Overall, I DID IT! and even though I am okay with my project, I mean it looked way better in my mind but I am happy. I learned something new and useful.
Thank you, Professor Shelly.