Thursday, May 12, 2011
Defining America: iReport in Greensboro, North Carolina

So, as you may know, iReport is heading around the country to collect data for our cultural census project and meet our wonderful citizen journalists. Our first stop last week was in Thomasville, North Carolina, where we saw some amazing chainsaw carving.

 

We then headed to...my hometown! Otherwise known as Greensboro, North Carolina. (And no, I had zero input on deciding we would go to the 'boro.)

 

Greensboro is fun and artsy, so we decided to go downtown for the monthly First Friday cultural festival/gallery hop. Our enormous CNN Express bus attracted plenty of attention, and we met a lot of cool people that wanted to know what iReport was all about and take part in our cultural census. We parked right outside the International Civil Rights Museum -- one of the most important sit-ins of the 1960s civil rights movement was in Greensboro -- and enjoyed hanging out with some of its warm, friendly staffers who came to visit us and participate in our cultural census.

 

 

Say hi! They're @sitinmuseum on Twitter.

 

Greensboro also totally had a monopoly on adorableness. We ran into tons of sweet families, from kids who eagerly participated in our project (and accepted a free sticker or two, of course) to dogs out for a leisurely walk with their owners.

 

 

The young lady on the left was fresh out of performing in her dance recital with the Greensboro Ballet. What a superstar!

 

So, if you're keeping track, Thomasville was rural, and downtown Greensboro was bustling and urban. What was next? Naturally, the practically-all-suburbs town of Kernersville, North Carolina, about 20 miles west of Greensboro. We checked out a fun community street fair/carnival in Kernersville before heading back to our home base in Atlanta (we'll tell you all about that soon). Another team of iReport producers just returned from Plato, Missouri, where they also collected responses for the cultural census, and we'll be heading to more spots across the country throughout the summer. So start working on your cultural census assignments, and keep an eye out for the next stops on our tour!

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May 12, 2011
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John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: "This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House wit...h the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone." Especially read the last quote from 1802.

 

When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe,

we shall become as corrupt as Europe. Thomas Jefferson

 

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those

who are willing to work and give to those who would not. Thomas Jefferson

 

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes.

A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world. Thomas Jefferson

 

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government

from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. Thomas Jefferson

 

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much

government. Thomas Jefferson

 

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson

 

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms

is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. Thomas Jefferson

 

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Thomas Jefferson

 

To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. Thomas Jefferson

 

Thomas Jefferson said in 1802: 'I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow

private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by

deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property - until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.'

 

May 13, 2011
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Cross that city off my list.

May 26, 2011
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May 27, 2011
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May 27, 2011
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May 27, 2011
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