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Arts and Spirituality

The Unfinished Road to Racial Justice: An Artistic Exploration via The Tower Road Bus

When: June 9, 2022, 3:30 pm - Thursday

Where: Swang 112

Session 5

Session Abstract

Michael Streissguth, journalist, filmmaker, Johnny Cash biographer, and writer, presents his award-winning documentary, The Tower Road Bus. This film revives the stories of Black students and educators thrust into all-white schools during the 1970s, against the backdrop of violent anti-busing protests across the nation. While debates over racial justice and equity persist in 2022, the film explores the ambitious yet controversial integration measures that appeared on the nation’s unfinished road to racial justice. The film will be viewed during the session followed by critique and talkback.

Speakers

Micki Pulleyking, Missouri State University, Convener

  • Michael Streissguth, Le Moyne College, Filmmaker
  • DiAaron Morrison, University of Memphis, Respondent

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