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ITAL 185 Italian American Experience- Group D
This exhibition aims to explore transvestism in Late Antiquity, particularly in the plays produced then.
A painting based on the Intersectionality between race and gender exemplified as African Americans and Women
Southern Italy Traditions
The Cold War (1946-1991) was a defining period in the 20th century, characterized by intense geopolitical rivalry, ideological confrontation, and the constant threat of global conflict. Emerging in the aftermath of World War II, this battle pitted the democratic and capitalist United States against the communist Soviet Union. These nations were considered the world’s two superpowers because of their nuclear advancements, and their conflict to determine global supremacy resulted in significant tension and uncertainty around the world. The term “Cold War” reflects the absence of direct armed conflict between these nuclear-armed giants, but it does not diminish the intensity of their competition, which played out on multiple fronts.
For this exhibit, our group decided to focus on the events of the Civil War. The Civil War was not only one of the most impactful wars in United States history but also greatly affected the lives of millions of Americans. From the Battle of Antietam to Fredericksburg to Gettysburg, hundreds of thousands of soldiers lost their lives fighting on battlefields across the Northern and Southern United States. Our goal as a group regarding this exhibit is to provide viewing audiences with a greater understanding of the Civil War through the use of visual illustrations and interactive maps. We hope that viewers of this exhibit will develop an appreciation for the impact that the Civil War had on our nation and the lessons that can be learned from this incredibly monumental war. This exhibit on the Civil War includes 3 subtopics: photography during the Civil War, life in the North vs. South, and important battles that changed the tide of the Civil War. The section “Photography's Important”, will focus on the development of photography throughout the war, as well as notable photographs taken during the war. “Civilian Life and Newspapers of the Civil War”, will be concentrated on the lives of both Union and Confederate citizens during the war, as well as newspaper articles that showed what it was like during that time period. “Important Battles that Changed the Tide Civil War”, will focus on the Battle of Antietam, Battle of Fredericksburg, and Battle of Gettysburg, and expain how each of these battles impacted the outcome of the Civil War.
This exhibit serves as a means to provide context for the numerous issues and contributions made by the Disability Rights Movement, alongside Disability activists, who have been instrumental in shaping American society. The Disability Rights Movement gained momentum due to the return of veterans with both physical and mental disabilities after World War II. Their homecoming marked a period of reintegration, during which they faced the challenge of bridging the economic gap between the pre- and post-World War II eras. Moreover, to make this economic transition viable, they needed to be reintegrated into society. However, this proved to be a formidable task due to the inaccessibility of America, and the encompassing physical and mental dimensions. Our exhibit will encompass the disposition towards individuals with disabilities in congruence with the rise of Disability Rights and legislation post WWII. We will then begin to distinguish the physical and mental disabilities, and discern the legal and societal obstacles individuals encounter in institutional settings, education, and broader society. Crucial legislation came to the forefront of Disability Rights as a response to the surge in Disability Rights activities; driven by a strong sense of post-World War II nationalism. There was a notable shift towards more inclusive legislation throughout the Disability Rights Movement, culminating in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Prior to discussing this act, the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), the Mental Retardation Facilities and Community Mental Health Centers Construction Act (CMHC), and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) will be presented in providing the base groundworks for the history of Disability Legislation.