Floyd C. Parker, Jr.’s panel offers only a quick glance at the life of him. I was drawn to the panel by his date of birth and the baby blue and navy word cut-outs used to boldly phrase ‘I’m A Tar Heel Born, I’m A Tar Heel Bred, And When I Die… I’m A Tar Hel Dead’. His panel also came with a letter, where I learned more information about his personality and other major things he did in life. After an in-depth analysis, I learned that the quote was describing the basketball team, he was a Tar Heels fan and avid videographer. He also helped build a shopping plaza, was apart of UNC Educational Foundation, and received an honorable discharge from the army. What made him a Tar Heels fan from his birth to death? Was he able to continue his active role as a member of the UNC Foundation after his disease? How do you obtain an honorable discharge and why did he need one?
Pastor Charles F. Krimmel’s panel was not the average panel we usually come across, instead, the entire quilt was made exclusively for him. Seven individual panels that were sewn together to make one entity. Most likely these were people in the congregation who got together to make this quilt, this shows that even after his death he had the respect and love of the people he once preached to. I noticed that in the bottom left corner the acronym ELCA followed after his name. What is the meaning of ELCA? Are public figures treated differently compared to regular individuals who contract this deadly disease? Are pastors allowed to continue preaching after the congregation knows of this disease?
These were my initial thoughts as I began researching my panels. Once I found my second panel, my research shifted. I’m now interested in knowing is there a difference in the treatment and respect of public figures compared to regular human beings. This answer may not be able to be answered completely without a case study, but this research can be a start. A look into the quilts, oftentimes only the public figures had entire quilts dedicated to them. This could also be because those close to them wanted to make their own individual panels to memorialize them. Below I have a detailed bibliography or the research I have gathered so far, and new subjects I have learned throughout my search as well.
Bondurant, Tanya. “Why I’m a fan of the North Carolina Tar Heels.” SB Nation, 2017. https://www.tarheelblog.com/2017/5/25/15688936/why-im-a-fan-of-the-north-carolina-tar-heels
Tanya Bondurant reminisces vividly about when she became a huge Tar Heels fan, saying she was deeply involved with the basketball team her family believed she’d grow up to be boyish. She adds evidence to her blog by having other bloggers who write for the website detail why they are Tar Heel fans. There were 8 others and each of their circumstances were unique, although most specified that they were born into it. The author wants to let her readers know that there are some real fans out there supporting this basketball team for many reasons than one while also offering background information as to why each feels the way they do. The viewers of this article are more than likely fans of Tar Heel, reading others’ opinions who share the same interest as them. Researchers who may want to compare the fans from 50 years ago to the ones now may find this article interesting.
This source helps me understand that Parker, Jr.’s feelings on being a fan are validated by many. He attended the University of North Carolina but had been a fan since birth which made him choose that college. Just as he was a fan since birth, the author, Tanya and other bloggers from the site share similar background stories with being a fan.
Bush, Alan and Victoria Davies. “State Governments’ Response to the AIDS Crisis: An Advertising Perspective.” American Marketing Association, 1989. www.jstor.org/stable/30000312
Alan Bush and Victoria Davies discuss the importance of the awareness of AIDS in this work. They give many different forms of evidence ranging from the public press to the statistics given by the CDC and even the national campaign the CDC started. They want their readers to understand that since there isn’t any cure for this disease the only protective measure is information, the more you know the better you should be at keeping yourself away from this deadly disease. The intended readers are those who need to know more about this epidemic but are either afraid to have what they believe is a taboo talk with their parents, spouse or friend. Others who may find this information useful are those planning to start a class teaching protective measures to teenagers.
I found this information helpful, and I do believe that many of the people included in the NAMES Project weren’t given the opportunity to learn much about this disease because most of them passed during a time where it was to taboo to talk about. In the present day, it is still considered a taboo topic, but the general public is becoming more accepting of the information. This in terms can give us more opportunity to learn how to prevent it from spreading more.
Cadge, Wendy, et al. “Bridging the Denomination-Congregation Divide: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Congregations Respond to Homosexuality.” Review of Religious Research, Mar. 2007. www.jstor.org/stable/20447442
Wendy Cadge, Heather Day and Christopher Wildeman, all attending different prestigious universities put their research together to make this scholar paper, they begin by discussing how congregations in the areas they chose to research, respond to homosexuality. They chose twenty-one congregations, belonging to Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to detect were there any common considerations in the local churches. These researchers want the reader to understand while most congregations are still in conflict about homosexuality issues, all aren’t, they are trying to determine if it has anything to do with the location of the church. The targeted audience for this research was for individuals in the congregation who believed that it wasn’t their specific church in the national conflict of welcoming homosexuals into the church home. The LGBT community who have had a hard time joining a church home and may want to know why this is the case would find this information compelling.
This source directly connects with my artifact because it gives possibility why the church was still accepting of their pastor after finding out about his disease status and his homosexuality.
Fletcher, Stephen. “The best of times: the “Golden Era” at UNC (1945-1950).” A View to Hugh, 2014. http://blogs.lib.unc.edu/morton/index.php/2014/08/the-best-of-times-the-golden-era-at-unc-1945-1950/
Stephen Fletcher gives his reader a background of the 5 years he considered the “Golden Era”. He displayed pictures and with each of these images he offered a story, the pictures were a good touch as the readers can see what the students and faculty saw at that time. Stephen wants the readers to know why he believes these were the best time, by proposing that the United Stated had Victory over Japan, Korea, and World War II ended. All of these victories were important to the history of the United States, and Tar Heel fans from all over were able to rejoice. An audience that would find this very interesting would be fans of Tar Heel and Hugh Morton’s photography. Someone who would find this information very useful would be historians studying Hugh Morton’s photography on the campus of the University of North Carolina.
Although Parker, Jr. was only 10-15 years of age during the “Golden Era” I can see why he idolized the school. This school brought importance to Carolina’s natives, giving them something to cherish and support. This may be the reason for him always being a Tar Heel fan, even joining the UNC Educational Foundation in his adult years.
“INFORMATION ON GEMINI ASTROLOGY.” Astrology Zodiac Signs. http://www.astrology-zodiac-signs.com/zodiac-signs/gemini/
This website is completed with many authors helping to compile all of the information about different zodiac signs, this page doesn’t refer to a certain author. It offers the traits, likes and dislikes and other attributes of a Gemini. The purpose of this page is to give an overview of what a Gemini might be like, it doesn’t mean that each one is exactly like what is described. Someone who identifies with this sign may read this to determine if it details things they can relate to and if so they will use this newfound information to determine if they believe it or not based on if they find it relevant to them. Others who may benefit from reading this is people who have recently formed a relationship or friendship with a Gemini and want to know what to expect. People who may find this information useful are those who heavily study or purely believe in astrology and use it to determine if a Gemini would make a good partner or not.
This was important to read, as Parker, Jr. was a Gemini male. I have done many readings on Gemini females as I am one myself but reading this gave me another perspective of how he may have been in his lifetime. The things his friend Rif said about him correlates with the description this website gave.
Kohl, John, Miller, Alan and Lowry, Phillip. “The AIDS Crisis In America: A Study Of Organizational Policies And Actions.” Journal of Managerial Issues, 1990. http://www.jstor.org/stable/40603673
John Kohl, Alan Miller, and Phillip Lowry combined their knowledge and research to make a study of how people infected with AIDS are protected through governmental policies. They offer examples in the text, one that stood out to me was when they stated that under the law those with AIDS are considered a handicap, which would mean employers can’t discriminate towards them based on their disease. The authors of this study want the readers to know that not many of the employes in the research were aware that policies existed to protect AIDS employees. The intended audience for this journal would be employers and employees who would want to know the statistics gathered about the AIDS policies in their workforce. Employers will find this information useful and it could help them when it comes to renewing their policies for their AIDS employees to better accompany them while also making all employees aware of the policy, because by reading this journal they find out that not many employees know of such policy.
This source can connect to my first panel of Parker, Jr. because he worked for UNC Educational Foundation and there may have been a policy in place for him to continue working there without worrying about discrimination.
Moore, Dakysha, et al. “Communicating HIV/AIDS Through African American Churches in North Carolina: Implications and Recommendations for HIV/AIDS Faith-Based Programs.” Journal of Religion and Health, 2012. www.jstor.org/stable/41653874
Dakysha M., Elijah O., Shirley T., Benta A., and Christina M. worked together coherently in order to complete this study, about the methods pastors use to inform their congregation of HIV and AIDS while also giving many statistics of the people infected, their ethnicity and many other factors. The seven African American churches in this study were located in North Carolina, to find out if they were teaching their fellowship about this they used semi-standardized questions. The authors of this text want the readers to know based on their study of the seven churches they chose, the leaders of those congregation teach their people about these deadly diseases. The intended audience would be those wanting to know if there is a relationship between the people who are members of faith-based organizations who are taught about preventive measures, compared to those organizations who don’t. This information can be used for a large scale of people and organization, the CDC and health clinics would find this information useful.
This source is connected to my panel because it gives information about how many people are infected with this disease and how churches in North Carolina are helping to battle those numbers. Although these churches can’t stop the spread of this disease alone, they are adding to the preventive measures needed to be taken so that we can soon get those numbers down.
Pawlyna, Andrea. “James Rouse, a Pioneer of the Suburban Shopping Center, Now Sets His Sights on Saving Cities.” People, 1981. http://people.com/archive/james-rouse-a-pioneer-of-the-suburban-shopping-center-now-sets-his-sights-on-saving-cities-vol-16-no-1/
Andrea Pawlyna offers up much detail about James Rouse success including the many ventures he had with creating visually acceptable malls and the multi-millions of dollar attached to each. She includes lots of data in her article even a quote from James himself. Andrea wrote this article to inform her readers that James was not only building these million dollar shopping centers but giving back to communities as well, by renovating and restoring for the poor. The intended audience would be someone who wanted to know more than just the success James experience, by learning of his trials and tribulations he faced before turning his Rouse Co. into a billion dollar company. Someone who may find this useful is someone researching James Rouse, Rouse Company or investor. The reason an investor may find this useful is that they may understand more the shortcomings that may take place with the person or business they invest in before the outcome better.
Initially, I didn’t have a clue of what the Rouse’s Harborplace in Baltimore was, but upon doing my research I found out more than I bargained for. James Rouse created many malls which were very grand to sight during the 80s and 90s. Floyd helped with the opening of one of his shopping centers and that is a great deal of history to be apart of, as the mall is still here today. In fact, Mondawmin Mall is home to the top sales from a previous job.
Pollock III, and Philip H. “Issues, Values, and Critical Moments: Did ‘Magic’ Johnson Transform Public Opinion on AIDS?” American Journal of Political Science, 1994. www.jstor.org/stable/2111411
Phillip Pollock III believes that once Magic Johnson came out to the public about having AIDS the opinions began shifting that this was not just a deadly disease that homosexuals could catch. Using his research he gathered from others’ works about similar topics he discusses the critical moments that changed the popular opinions of AIDS, and how that started up another scare that AIDS could actually be contracted by anyone no matter your sexual preference. The authors wrote this for his readers to understand that moments like this were crucial in order for society to become aware that they weren’t secluded from getting this disease based off of their sexual preference, while also letting us know that not all homosexuals have this disease neither. The intended audience could be anyone looking to find out how the shift of opinions happened once a public figure, NBA star, Magic Johnson came out. The information can be useful to other researchers who also want to know how the views of the mass change when public figures publicly come out about them contracting HIV or AIDS.
I believe this is an important document and will be the most used in my final analysis because this is the main subject of my research. I wanted to know how were opinions of the mass shifted once Magic Johnson came out and I received just that when reading this article.
White, Heather. “Proclaiming Liberation: The Historical Roots of LGBT Religious Organizing, 1946–1976.” University of California Press, 2008. www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/nr.2008.11.4.102
Heather White discusses the beginning of religious acts dedicated to the LGBT community and turns her focus to the “gay church movement” (White, 2008). Heather backs her views up with articles and artifacts that took place in the late 1960s and early 1970s regarding the churches. The purpose of this work is to give the reader history of gay churches from when they first started, and how they were taboo to how they had evolved by the late 1970s. The audience this may have been written to gain attention from are those in search of knowing how churches who were made mainly for LGBT individuals have evolved since their initial startup in the mid-1940s. Someone who would find this information useful is a pastor looking to start a new congregation catered to the LGBT community.
This information gathered is useful to my artifact because Pastor Charles could have made a second congregation to let the LGBT community feel more connected to him while also preaching his trials and tribulations from his own personal experience.
White, Ron. “Ways to Leave the Army With an Honorable Discharge.” Hearst Newspaper. http://work.chron.com/ways-leave-army-honorable-discharge-21101.html
Ron White has written over two thousand news articles since his professional career started 17 years ago. There weren’t any surveys or data charts, so evidence is slim to none, he states his knowledge of the ways to get an honorable discharge and ends the brief article. Ron wants the reader to know that honorable discharges are easy to come by as long as you meet the requirements given by the department you are serving, this article is specific to the Army. Someone may search this article if they have a friend or family member who has received one, to learn about how they acquired it. This information could be vital to someone who is in the Army and is looking for a way to gain an honorable discharge as this article gives many different types of discharges.
Reading this article gave me insight into the many possible discharges that Parker, Jr. could have received. Out of the four discharges that are considered honorable I believe that he was awarded the Complete Enlistment. Reason being is that he served from 1959 up until 1961, only 2 years which is the least to still be able to acquire the discharge. He may have sought this discharge as he was able to go back to North Carolina and work at various jobs.
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