Fighting for your story
Read / Watch before class
Alert: The following items include racial epithets as well as descriptions and/or images of violence.
Sy Hersh, “Lieutenant Accused of Murdering 109 Civilians,” Dispatch News Service, 1969
Sy Hersh, “Looking for Calley,” Harper’s, 2018
Jeffrey Toobin, "Bryan Stevenson and the Legacy of Lynching," The New Yorker, 2016
Bryan Stevenson, “The 1619 Project: Slavery Gave America a Fear of Black People and a Taste for Violent Punishment. Both Still Define Our Criminal Justice System,” The New York Times, 2019
Katy Reckdahl, "As A Six-Year-Old, Leona Tate Helped Desegregate Schools. Now She Wants Others To Learn That History," The Hechinger Report, 2019
Editorial: "Dreadful Day Comes at Last," The Times-Picayune, 11/15/60
Editorial: "Parents Show Real Courage," The Louisiana Weekly, 11/26/60
Lecture / Q&A
Intro to our investigative project: race, money, and the New Orleans school crisis of 1960. Who profits from an inequitable school system?
WK 7 Detail
WK 7 Homework & Field Assignments
1: Working in assigned pairs, role-play our three upcoming in-class interviews. Use these practice sessions to sharpen your questions for Norman Robinson, Renette Dejoie Hall, and David Gelber.
2: Post second drafts of your interview questions for Norman Robinson, Renette Dejoie Hall, and David Gelber on Brightspace by Thursday, 3/11.
The following field production schedule is for the week starting Sunday 3/7
MANDATORY COVID TESTING
The Historic New Orleans Collection, Williams Reading Room
410 Chartres Street, New Orleans
Students will rotate in shifts shadowing the DP, sound man, and field producer
2:00 pm-5:00 pm
8:30 am-1:00 pm
2:00 pm-5:00 pm
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