Siegel Day Celebration
August 16, 2002
the U.S. Congressional Record
| Printed Program for Dedication
16 [was] the Dedication of the Eli Siegel Memorial in Druid Hill Park,
Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Siegel grew up in Baltimore. And that day,
the hundredth anniversary of his birth, was proclaimed "Eli Siegel Day"
in Baltimore by the city's mayor...and "Eli Siegel Day" in Maryland by
the state's governor....The speakers commented on the importance of Mr.
Siegel's thought for the fields of education, economics, and art; for the
solution to racism; for the understanding of love. It was clear to the
more than 200 people attending, including government representatives, that
something joyfully and grandly historic was taking place .>>
HERE to continue.
Reiss, Class Chairman of Aesthetic Realism
Governor Parris N. Glendening
by Mayor Martin O'Malley: "Eli Siegel Day"
Eli Siegel" by Hon. Elijah E. Cummings, presented to the United States
Congress, Congressional Record, July 26, 2002.
of Appreciation by Congressman Benjamin L. Cardin
Siegel: A Centennial Celebration" by Alice Bernstein in The Baltimore
Supporters and Speakers, Eli Siegel Day
Place of Eli Siegel in Culture and Thought: Speakers
by Ellen Reiss, Class Chairman of Aesthetic Realism, "On Eli Siegel in
Love by Margot Carpenter & Robert Murphy
Lois Mason & Rosemary Plumstead
by Arnold Perey, PhD,
by Timothy Lynch
I Wanted to Show, by
the designer of the Memorial, Chaim Koppelman
here for biographical information about the speakers.
the Jumbotron at Camden Yards, Baltimore
the Jumbotron at Camden Yards:
Siegel Day was announced on the Jumbotron at Camden Yards
Photo credit: Devorah Tarrow
vs. Baltimore, August 16th, 2002
The top board
|The Mayor and
Governor have proclaimed this Eli Siegel Day. Poet, Founder of Aesthetic
Realism. We honor his memory.
The lower board
|It will be found
that black and white man have the same goodnesses, the same temptations,
and can be criticized in the same way. The skin may be different, but the
aorta is quite the same.
of Aesthetic Realism