Friday, June 18, 2010
Our freedom is taken for granted....
I want to honor some of the people who gave so much!
The horrid contraption was an actual slave collar.
I'm sorry if I upset you, (my stomach contracts when I look at it.)
The wide arms were meant to catch in tree branches to slow a slave down if they ran.
I walked up to the display inside the Henry Ford and I was drawn to the glass! My hand involuntarily reached out towards the piece of metal and I laid my palm flat against the glass. My eyes filled with tears. I gave a silent prayer to live where I do and in the time that I do. I am so lucky!
This woman knew pain and suffering and she did what she could to help.
Could I also do what she did? Would I have been that strong?
Gosh! I hope I could have done something!
These photographs were shot with my Nikon P-90 digital camera and downloaded directly from the camera and then to this blog. My aim is to take my reader along with me on the journey, so although I am aware of my framing of the shot, content and quality, I am most interested in sharing the experience.