This exhibition is a culmination of middle school students [Enrichment Class] at Raul Yzaguirre School For Success (Houston, Texas) working with their photographs of a particular headstone at a cemetery in Galveston, Texas to make Digital Art.

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Rachel Arce

Jennifer Barajas

Eduardo Barrera

Erika Bonilla

Erika Bonilla (2)

Mandy De Ochoa

Breanna Guerrero

Alejandra Martinez

Alejandra Martinez (2)

Rossy Martinez

Destiny Ocampo

Joselly Rodriguez

Vanessa Talavera

Alma Villarreal

Tom Chambers

This project is under the instruction of Tom R. Chambers at Raul Yzaguirre School For Success (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.).

It pays tribute to Sarah Sandel, who was born in South Carolina in 1783, and died in Galveston, Texas in 1872. It also focuses on the fact that this woman was born just two years after The American Revolution [The war ended with effective American victory in October 1781, followed by formal British abandonment of any claims to the United States with the Treaty of Paris in 1783.]. There is a good possibility that her father and grandfather [other relatives] fought in the war to gain our country's independence. She was in her late twenties/early thirties during The War of 1812 [1812 - 1815], and in her late seventies/early eighties during The Civil War [1861 - 1865]. Again, there is a good possibility that her relatives and friends fought in these wars.

The point of the project is to add relevance to the study of Early American History by making a connection with an individual ... "a real person" ... who was born shortly after the American Revolution, and whose remains are now at the cemetery ... just a few feet below the headstone. This immediacy of the remains and the original headstone brought this history "closer" to the students as they documented the gravesite, and later, made Digital Art to pay their respects to Sarah.

This gravesite is located at the Old City Cemetery [Broadway Street Cemetery] in Galveston, Texas. The cemetery is famous for being the resting place of many who died from The Great Hurricane of 1900.

The American Revolution

The War of 1812

The American Civil War

Galveston Cemetery Tours

Digital Art