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On A Knee

Title (Dublin Core)

On A Knee

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The photo highlights a peaceful protest that involved the participation of medical faculty. The health care workers included in this photograph included doctors, nurses, admin, security guards and handful of maintenance. This was demonstration to support the Black Lives Matter Movement after the killing of a George Floyd at the hands of a police officer. The individuals in this photo can all be seen taking a knee similar to the protest method used by Colin Kaepernick.

National Football League, player Colin Kaepernick took his first knee on September 1, 2016. The taking of the knee went against the tradition of standing during the signing of the National Anthem. Kaepernick said at the time: “I am not going up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color”. The people in this picture felt the same exact sentiments as Kaepernick.

I chose this source because I wanted historians to understand the impact of the pandemic and the unity it created amongst individuals of different races. As a health care worker, I faced the challenges of Covid-19 directly. The fear of transmitting COVID-19 led to months of isolation from my loved ones. This feeling of loneliness contributed to the decline of mental health for me and many of my co-workers. On May 25, 2021, when George was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer over a suspicion of a counterfeit $20 bill my feeling of loneliness grew tremendously. Being an African American man in the united states was now just as dangerous as the virus killing thousands in New York. When the members of my staff came up the idea of protesting for the rights of African Americans, my feeling of loneliness begin to fade. Kneeling on the ground next to coworkers of all different races reminded of the inclusiveness and unity that we all needed in life. This was a moment in a history that will never be forgotten.
Im a student.

Date (Dublin Core)

May 2, 2020

Creator (Dublin Core)

Dwayne Cloud
Mount Sinai Health System

Contributor (Dublin Core)

Dwayne Cloud

Event Identifier (Dublin Core)

HIS20
Spring 2021
Professor Culkin

Partner (Dublin Core)

Bronx Community College

Type (Dublin Core)

photograph
personal essay

Link (Bibliographic Ontology)

Source (Dublin Core)

Mount Sinai Hospital

Publisher (Dublin Core)

Twitter

Controlled Vocabulary (Dublin Core)

English Public Health & Hospitals
English Protest
English Social Issues

Curator's Tags (Omeka Classic)

George Floyd
protest
essential workers
hospital staff
kneeling
memory

Contributor's Tags (a true folksonomy) (Friend of a Friend)

unity
Black Lives Matter
healthcare workers

Collection (Dublin Core)

Black Voices

Linked Data (Dublin Core)

Date Submitted (Dublin Core)

05/18/2021

Date Modified (Dublin Core)

05/20/2021
07/21/2021

Date Created (Dublin Core)

05/20/2020

Format (Dublin Core)

image/jpg

Rights (Dublin Core)

CC-ND-NC 4.0

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This item was submitted on May 19, 2021 by [anonymous user] using the form “Share your story- Bronx” on the site “Bronx Community College New York”: https://covid-19archive.org/s/bronx-community-college-new-york

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