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Has Anyone Seen These Paintings--Part 2
Too Many Missing Paintings
I realized, after posting the first hub on this subject, that so many missing paintings and only a few shown, probably wouldn't help to find them. So, I've added a few more in hopes that someone will recognize them and contact me. The center painting is about five feet high and the others were painted to surround it---this is why it would take a large wall to display them all together. The center painting shows children in a classroom putting their written answers to the question, "What Makes America Great?" on the blackboard. Their answers range from pets and toys to books, teachers, our families, the people, our freedom, we can vote, faith and love. The last little girl proudly holds up her answer to the question--"we do." The poster on the blackboard also includes the role models that were painted to surround the main one. Role models such as Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Billy Mills, Mary McLeod Bethune, Sequoyah, Antonia Coello Novello, Ellison Onizuka, and Dr. An Wang.
More Role Models For Young People
I've also included a few more of the role models that were paintings. Billy Mills was included not only because he was the first Native American to ever win a gold medal in the Olympics in the 1,000 meter race, but also because of his great example to many American Indian children as the National Spokesperson for "Running Strong" --a program that inspired many young people. Martin Luther King Jr. is also pictured with the owner's daughter, and is recognized for his great example as a civil rights leader that believed in peaceful means to change, and that men (and women) should be judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin. The last role model pictured here is Ellison Onizuka, the first Asian American Astronaut in space. I hope this helps to find this lost art!