2014-2015 Media Awareness Speaker Series: “Brother of the Black List”

In Today's Events, by , on October 20th, 2014

The Department of Communication Studies will present a campus screening of the award-winning film, “Brothers of the Black List” followed by a discussion with director Sean Gallagher as part of its 2014-15 Media Awareness Speaker Series.  The screening will take place on Monday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m., in the Gallagher Center multi-purpose room.  Food will be provided.

Film Synopsis – Sept. 4, 1992: An elderly woman in a small town in upstate New York reports an attempted rape by a young black man. While looking for suspects, police contact officials at SUNY Oneonta, a nearby college, which hands over a list of names and residences of 125 black male students. For the next several days, those students are tracked down and interrogated by various police departments under a presumption of guilt. Director Sean Gallagher tracks this story of racism that became the longest litigated civil rights case in American history.

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Brothers of the Black List Official Site & Trailer at http://www.brothersoftheblacklist.com