The Whole World is Watching
By: Ivey Wilder and Isabel Segura
During this unit our AP Language and Composition class visited the exhibit, “The Whole World Is Watching” at The Chicago History Museum. The exhibit was about 1968 and the events that impacted the United States during that year. We visited this exhibit because it sets the stage for the book we are reading, The Things They Carried. In the text we are reminded that the stories of our past better inform our future. We were also reminded of that later in the week when we witnessed the strong similarities between then-and-now struggles and discrimination in the recent Grand Jury decision on the Michael Brown case. This exhibit was just another example of how we have to take into consideration the events that have occurred already to prevent ones that might occur due to a lack of action. At the end of the day, it all starts and ends with us.