Black on Black

blackonblack300Join Dean Ernest J. Wilson III for a screening of the the landmark 1968 documentary “Black on Black,” produced by journalism professor and director of Image of the Journalist in Pop Culture (IJPC), Joe Saltzman. The program will include a discussion led by University Professor Geoffrey Cowan on how conditions have changed for African-Americans in the 40 years since the premiere of this documentary, which was hailed for its pioneering effort to capture the voices and experiences of black America during one of the most volatile times in the nation’s history. Along with Professor Saltzman, the discussion features political scientist Michael Preston, USC Vice Provost and author or editor of several books, including Racial and Ethnic Politics in California and The New Black Politics and journalism and communication professor Félix Gutiérrez, co-author of Racism, Sexism, and the Media: The Rise of Class Communication in Multicultural America. This event is part of Visions & Voices: The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative. This event is co-sponsored by the Center on Communication Leadership and the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs.

“Black on Black” won six major awards including the Edward R. Murrow Award for “distinguished television reporting and best documentary”; the Greater Los Angeles Press Club’s Best Documentary; Radio-Television News Directors’ Association’s Golden Mike; Associated Press Certificate of Excellence; the first NAACP Image Award, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy.

Monday, October 27, 2008 | 5:00 PM
University of Southern California | Annenberg Auditorium