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From Thomas Jefferson’s handwritten copy of the Declaration of Independence to a Ku Klux Klan robe, the Library’s collections guarantee that we cannot retreat from the realities — noble and ignoble — of the past.

What stood out to me the most was the buttons worn by people who apart of the civil rights movement. While looking at the buttons, I imagined myself there at these moments. I could visualize myself watching Martin Luther King giving his famous "I Have A Dream" speech, or witness many people advocating for the equal rights of everyone. It was very moving that I was able to view something that was apart of history. It is amazing that something as small as a button could hold such a profund meaning; It was silently advocated for our nation to become one. Overall, I enjoyed my experience at the library.

 

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From Thomas Jefferson’s handwritten copy of the Declaration of Independence to a Ku Klux Klan robe, the Library’s collections guarantee that we cannot retreat from the realities — noble and ignoble — of the past.

What stood out to me the most was the buttons worn by people who apart of the civil rights movement. While looking at the buttons, I imagined myself there at these moments. I could visualize myself watching Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. give his famous "I Have A Dream" speech, or witness many people advocating for the equal rights of everyone. It was very moving that I was able to view something that was apart of history. It is amazing that something as small as a button could hold such a profund meaning; It silently advocated for our nation to become one. Overall, I enjoyed my experience at the library.

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The inward gaze in the pursuit of spiritual meaning is a hallmark of civilization.

<p>hello While walking around in the exhibit, I saw many interesting works. Charles Dickens's letter opener had caught my attention the most. At first I thought it was just to be fancy, but when I read the summary near it, the letter opener was a dedicationt o his cat who he lost. Dickens had one of his cat's paw to be at the top of a letter opener.</p>

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The inward gaze in the pursuit of spiritual meaning is a hallmark of civilization.

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Human imagination is given no more powerful expression than through the arts, celebrating who we were, are, and will become … and the connections are forged across virtually all cultural and societal divides.

This image was the image that actually spoke to me the most while on the trip. This image at first glance reminded me of a ghost but then when I looked closely I saw that it was an image of a person taken while moving. I felt as if this picture was one of the most unique one out of the whole gallery.It also reminded me of something I would do when I am bored and start to take random pictures.The picture looks really cool and I just feel as if it represents being free to be yourself and that's something I wish I could be .

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From Thomas Jefferson’s handwritten copy of the Declaration of Independence to a Ku Klux Klan robe, the Library’s collections guarantee that we cannot retreat from the realities — noble and ignoble — of the past.

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Human imagination is given no more powerful expression than through the arts, celebrating who we were, are, and will become … and the connections are forged across virtually all cultural and societal divides.

I was inspired by my favorite piece in Creativity, the journal of the choreographer who choreographed West Side Story. It was an amazing colorful collage. To add my square I choose to do a collage as well about the NYPL's history. Happy 100th birthday! -Valerie

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Observations of the natural world raise the questions: What do we see? What do we actually know?

this is a picture of the way NYC looked hundreds of years ago! I saw many pictures like this in the library and I found it very interesting to see what it looked like in the past. The different pictures I saw that were from the past were extremely interesting! - Adam Jeffrey

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Observations of the natural world raise the questions: What do we see? What do we actually know?

This painting was my favorite. This painting make me feel like i was actually looking at the sky, not just a painting. Also the work around the painting was also very priceless to observe. Overall, it was amazing.
My favorite part of the NYPL is the "100 year celebration room". It was very wonderful, I would never think about history but that exhibit made it feel all so real.

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The inward gaze in the pursuit of spiritual meaning is a hallmark of civilization.

I chose this on July 31, St. Ignatius of Loyola's feast day: Fordham, my alma mater, is a Jesuit University and for me represents the beauty of the Bronx, the challenge and excitement of an excellent education, and a commitment to "sapientia et doctrina" (wisdom and learning).

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