What is YOUR Legacy?
You only have so much time. What will you leave behind?
Welcome! This video explains the universal aspect of legacy. It is our hope that you will watch this and gain a sense of identity in regards to your own legacy. The ideas that we present to you is only a starting point. Legacies are infinite. Start by using our examples to further your research and hopefully create your own legacy!! We hope you enjoy!
Legacy of Organizations
(Photo credit: Kellee Goodman)
The Legacy of Singing
Legacy of Dance
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Legacy of Voice Testimonial
What I didn't know then, but I do now, is that I am a living legacy. Singing has been a part of my life every since I could remember. It has been passed on from generation to generation, way before my time. Having the ability to sing has allowed me to shape my own unique identity, while incorporating the traditions before me. In agreeance Joseph Dawn says, “Music cements identities and is an effective way for South Africans of whatever race, creed, ethnicity, religion or language to bridge the gap from the ills of the past” (Joseph).What I have learned to appreciate is that I now have something to pass on to my children. I love the fact that anyone can leave a legacy and it has the ability to impact so many people. Singing in my legacy.
The Importance of The Ugly Truth, The Life of a Monster
Legacy of Monsters in Culture
This text references legacy because it forces the individual to acknowledge a certain autonomy and power in nonconformity. These are vital for a legacy because it is first individual and second unique in modern culture. A legacy is an individual journey that can but is not limited to sharing its pursuits with others in what we know as collaboration. Monsters help frame this awareness, they make it plausible to be different, hideous, foreign, on the outside, or the edge of town and still be legendary. This mirrors the journey of a legacy in that it creates a comfort ability in an off beaten path, in an individual path and brings awareness to the "elephant in the room" which in turn makes it a discussable topic. This perspective fosters an ability to separate from external implications and expectations of legacy to allow for the individual interpretation of its message and meaning. In essence is says while I am from my society, I am one of a kind, unconstrained by societal limitations and free to establish my own language, image and display of self. This type of courageous independence is legendary and bound to leave a legacy for is wearer as well.
In the video below 1993 Nobel Prize Winner, Toni Morrison discusses racism, classism, religious separation and early american colonialism in the framework of a monstrous dichotomy established to separate us not only from one another but from the larger context of an American Legacy as well.
The interview featuring Toni Morrison over the topic of her last book ‘A Mercy” provides a unique perspective on race, nationalism, human behavior and spiritualism. She accomplished this by narrating the story in a time where race was not used to separate us. This is used in our research guide because it gives the audience a different opinion on what is means to be human and American.
But remember, this does NOT define your imprint on the world!
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Civil Rights - - Interview - Mavis on Four. Perf. James Baldwin. Youtube, 14 Nov. 2014. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.Goodman, Julie. Personal Interview. 23 October 2015.
Haisha, Lisa. "What Kind of Legacy Are You Leaving the World?" The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 7 Nov. 2011. Web. 23 Nov. 2015.
Jones, Nate. "13 Ways Michael Jackson's Legacy Lives On After His Death."People. People, 25 June 2014. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.
Joseph, Dawn. "Sharing Music And Culture Through Singing In Australia." International Journal Of Community Music. Academic Search Premier. Web. 12 Oct. 2015.
El Espiritu De La Salsa. Dir. Jon Albert, Francisco Bello, Matt O'neil, and Timothy Sternberg. HBO, 2011. Youtube.
Levina, Maria. Monster Culture in the 21st century a Reader. London: Bloomsbury, 2013. Print.
Matosantos, Jose. "Between The Trumpet And The Bongo: A Puerto Rican Hybrid."
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The Secret Meeting That Changed Rap Music and Destroyed a Generation. Interview. Weblog post. Hip Hop Is Heard. N.p., 24 Apr. 2012. Web. 03 Dec. 2015.
Toni Morrison Discusses 'A Mercy' Perf. Toni Morrison. Youtube. NPR, 3 Dec. 2015. Web. 29 Oct. 2008.