From Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Announcing the 3rd Annual Margaret Sanger at the Ku Klux Klan Rally Art Contest
This year's contest will be the 3rd Annual and marks the 81th Anniversary of Margaret Sanger's speech to the Women's Branch of the Silver Lake Ku Klux Klan. In her own 1938 autobiography, Margaret Sanger An Autobiography (1971 reprint by Dover Publications, Inc. of the 1938 original published by W.W. Norton & Company) Sanger indicates at pages 366-367 that the she got along quite well with members of a New Jersey branch of the Ku Klux Klan at her 1926 speech, eventually getting a "dozen invitations to speak to similar groups."
Participants in this year's contest are encouraged to commemorate Sanger at the Klan rally in unique artistic ways. Drawings, cartoons, historical novels, haiku, dance, plays, videos, paintings, quilts, rap, puppetry, modern interpretations of Sanger speaking to the Klan, reenactments of the speech on YouTube, mime, audio recordings of actual Sanger quotes she may have reused when speaking to the Klan - - there is no limit to the artistic ways this historic event can be commemorated. Please note, this year we will not be accepting photoshopped entries.
We are honored this year to have two prestigous bloggers as judges, Jill Stanek and Sean Dailey.
Jill Stanek gained national attention when as a registered nurse at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois, in 1999, she discovered babies were being aborted alive and shelved to die in a soiled utility room. She went public with this news, testified twice before Congress, and her efforts ultimately led to the passage of Born Alive Infants Protection Act. Jill now writes a weekly column for WorldNetDaily in addition to her highly information pro-life blog, Pro-life Pulse.
Sean Dailey is the Editor-in-Chief of the delightful Gilbert Magazine, published by the American Chesterton Society. Sean also maintains the Blue Boar Blog , a blog devoted to G.K. Chesterton, our Lady, home brewing, inns, Distributism, good literature, the lost art of Catholic drinking, and other crucial elements of Catholic culture. As an expert on the wit and wisdom of GK Chesterton, Sean seems ideally suited for the task of judging this year's contest.
The Big Abortion Industry still holds Margret Sanger out as an icon. Artwork is one more important ways to promote the truth about Margaret Sanger.
RULES and REGULATIONS
The rules for this year's contest are simple:
1) Send submissions to the Margaret Sanger Blogspot through the comments section of this blog or by e-mail to Defundabortionguy at hotmail.com.
2) Submissions will be accepted through the month of October with the winners being named on November 1.
3) There is a limit of 12 submissions per person.
4) The art can be any artistic expression (computer drawings, photography, music, poetry, video, audio recording, haiku) as long as it attempts to recreate Margaret Sanger at the KKK Rally.
5) 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place will be announced here on November 1. The comments and views of readers of this blog will be taken into consideration by the judges as well as the views of other respected bloggers.
6) It is our hope and prayer that this contest will be enthusiastically promoted by other bloggers who are free to promote this idea, borrow this idea, steal this idea, or do anything else they want in order to educate the public about the truth concerning Margaret Sanger. It is understood that any entry can be reproduced on this blog and others.
Please encourage others to participate by e-mailing this information to other pro-lifers, bloggers, and artists!!
And if you are wondering what it looked like on that strange day in Silver Lake, here are Sanger's own words describing the Klan Rally:
From Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366:
Always to me any aroused group was a good group, and therefore I accepted an invitation to talk to the women's branch of the Ku Klux Klan...As someone came out of the hall I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses. I waited another twenty minutes. It was warmer and I did not mind so much. Eventually the lights were switched on, the audience seated itself, and I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak.