Black/White & in Technicolor: Thinking & Looking Deeply at Race
So far this semester, we’ve been reading about how national and local television news and print media covered the Civil Rights Movement (CRM) and helped shape the African American quest for equal rights. We’ve also been watching Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 on Netflix. Additionally, we’re reading about MLK’s Birmingham Campaign and how the CRM was covered differently in various news markets, such as Mississippi and Virginia.
QUESTION: How does a theory of “image event” apply to what’s currently happening in #BlackLivesMatter today?