The Department of African American Studies presents
Slavery and Pop Culture in an Era of Crisis
Panel discussion featuring Miriam Petty of Northwestern University (Radio, Television & Film), UIC Associate Professor Cynthia Blair (African American Studies and History), UIC Assistant Professor Roger Reeves (English), and UIC Associate Professor Johari Jabir (African American Studies).
Does slavery matter today? From the television series "Underground" and the reboot of "Roots," to the widely acclaimed novel "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead, and the recently released motion picture "The Birth of a Nation," popular culture is awash in narratives about slavery and black resistance.