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From the Ted Talk by Deb Willis and Hank Willis Thomas: A mother and son united by love and art

Unscramble the Blue Letters

DW: What I found is that black photographers had stories to tell, and we ndeeed to leistn. And then I found and I discovered black photographers like Augustus Washington, who made these beautiful dygrtuoeapeers of the McGill family in the early 1840s and '50s. Their stories tended to be different, black photographers, and they had a different narrative about black life during slavery, but it was also about family life, beauty and tllenig stories about community. I didn't know how to link the stories, but I knew that trechaes needed to know this story.

Open Cloze

DW: What I found is that black photographers had stories to tell, and we ______ to ______. And then I found and I discovered black photographers like Augustus Washington, who made these beautiful ______________ of the McGill family in the early 1840s and '50s. Their stories tended to be different, black photographers, and they had a different narrative about black life during slavery, but it was also about family life, beauty and _______ stories about community. I didn't know how to link the stories, but I knew that ________ needed to know this story.

Solution

  1. needed
  2. listen
  3. teachers
  4. daguerreotypes
  5. telling

Original Text

DW: What I found is that black photographers had stories to tell, and we needed to listen. And then I found and I discovered black photographers like Augustus Washington, who made these beautiful daguerreotypes of the McGill family in the early 1840s and '50s. Their stories tended to be different, black photographers, and they had a different narrative about black life during slavery, but it was also about family life, beauty and telling stories about community. I didn't know how to link the stories, but I knew that teachers needed to know this story.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
black photographers 4
love overrules 2
north philadelphia 2
family album 2
roy decarava 2
house full 2
puppet strings 2
book led 2

Important Words

  1. augustus
  2. beautiful
  3. beauty
  4. black
  5. community
  6. daguerreotypes
  7. discovered
  8. early
  9. family
  10. knew
  11. life
  12. link
  13. listen
  14. mcgill
  15. narrative
  16. needed
  17. photographers
  18. slavery
  19. stories
  20. story
  21. teachers
  22. telling
  23. tended
  24. washington