Writing/Essay Journal
Marion McClinton has devoted his career to showing what it means to be an African American.  He works to show the beauty of the lives of mothers, sisters and aunts whose strengths often go unrecognized. Write about an “unsung” hero you know. What makes them unique and how do they help you define you and your community?

Activity
As an actor and a director, McClinton worked with August Wilson to present “lives which were worthy of art.” Create a work of art that showcases the person you chose to write about.  Capture their essence in a poem, a drawing, an essay, a sculpture, an arrangement of found objects or a photograph.