Creating a Public Statue Honoring Freedom Suits
Grades: 3 - 5

Video Description: New August 2022! Artist Preston Jackson explains his concept and design of a statue commissioned by judges in the 22nd Circuit to honor slaves who used the courts to fight for freedom.

Type of Video: Story*
Unique Video ID: DVisual Arts-395**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Have students view the video, taking particular notice of the elements of the sculpture. Have them discuss why they do or do not feel it represents freedom suits well.


*Story videos employ a narrative form to highlight a topic, location, or practitioner in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.