‘Black Power Lemonade’
By daveon montgomery
Clarke County Public Schools K-12
"The phrase “turning into lemonade” is a great example of resilience. Turning the sour things in life, lemons, into something sweet and refreshing, lemonade, is something I feel black people embody. With the many challenges thrown at us everyday we could easily give up. But not only do we survive, we strive. With things like #BarbequeBecky and #Tweetlikethe1600’s, black people have a way of turning negative things into entertainment. I showed this by creating a lemon tree out of toothpicks, fabric, and pasta noodles that hangs over the black power sign selling lemonade. "