When did you first imagine?
For me, I think it was when Jim Henson passed in 1990. I began to think about all things he had done with his life and all the things I can do with mine. What is Henson about your life?
This is the first Manifest Imagine. We believe a good time is one spent dreaming. And whether at your desk or with friends, there is something incredibly worthwhile about time spent considering ways to better the world. Follow us as we encourage engaging ideas that add solutions to the world.
This month, Imagine 1369 - parent of Imagine Harlem - is launching its “What is Imagination?” series at Maysles Cinema in Harlem, NY. Join the filmmakers of THE TENTS, a documentary reviewing the history of the tents at Bryant Park as they consider what is innovation in fashion, past and present. The conversation will also cover ideas on restoring manufacturing jobs in the city. To purchase tickets, visit: http://whatis.brownpapertickets.com/
For details on the movie, visit http://www.thetentsmovie.com/.
Jesse Owens at the Berlin Olympics, August 1936.
In August of 1936, American athlete Jesse Owens won four gold medals, setting three world records and tying a fourth in the 100 yard dash - all in front of Adolf Hitler, who had planned to use the Games as a tool to promote the physical superiority of the Aryan race.