Generation 911: North, South, Muslim, Jewish

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Mural (detail) created by Mrs. Laura Orvin's art students at Porter Gaud School in Charleston, SC for the people of New York. Appears in "Art for Heart: Remembering 9/11."

All week long, in honor of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, we’re talking with and about young people who were coming of age at the time of the September 11 attacks. We’re calling the series “Generation 9/11.”

Today, we’re looking at how geography and religion led two young men to two unique 9/11 experiences.

Haris Durrani is a college student and award-winning writer who grew up Muslim in Connecticut. At the time of the 9/11 attacks, he was in fourth grade and his dad worked in New York City.

George Slotin is college student and opera singer who grew up Jewish in South Carolina. When 9/11 happened, his fourth grade teacher had the students paint a mural to express their feelings. That mural is now in a book called "Art for Heart: Remembering 9/11."

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