In October, 1963, Malcolm X spoke at Cal. This was an important chapter in the history of speaker bans at Cal. But that is not what this post is about.
This is nothing more and nothing less than 19 photos of steel sculptures that were a collaboration between Mark Bulwinkle and the students of Malcolm X elementary school. They are mounted on fence posts surrounding the student garden.
Mark describes the project and has early photos here.
I am stunned. Bulwikle talks with joy about the creative spirit he found with the younger students at Malcolm X. This is a joyful collaboration.
I asked my friend for his take on the photos. He was fascinated with the thought of a seven-year-old with an oxyacetylene torch. I am sure it was not like that. But what about their images, the rusting steel against blue sky?