This past Thursday, the James Farmer Lecture group had re-evaluated our rough draft of our proposal. Using a lot of Professor McClurken’s advice, we changed around our mission statement, our primary goals of the project, and the division of labor.
We have figured that our group has to overcome technological obstacles – such as loss of footage of James Farmer’s first four reflection lectures. Although the audio was recovered, the poor quality of the tape was not salvageable.
Our group had the idea of a complete archive of the video and audio of all thirteen of James Farmer’s reflections available online without much editing on out part. We discussed last week, during our review of our group contract rough draft, that we could get much more creative with our website by editing small pieces of each lecture that are only a few minutes long, highlighting the most important parts of Farmer’s reflections. Not only will it allow the group to get creative in displaying these valuable resources, but it is also a way to allow the viewer/audience have access to specific aspects instances of his reflections on the Freedom Rides or personal relationships with other Civil Rights Leaders. With shorter clips, our audience can zone in on specific reflections without having to listen to an entire twenty five minute lecture.