This urban studies seminar in history and documentary filmmaking focuses on Trenton’s unrest of April 1968, when a black college student, Harlan Joseph, was shot and killed by a white police officer. The course works outward from these events to examine the 1960s, race, region, economy, memory, and media representation. Students work with archival sources and produce their own films, culminating in research papers and a related documentary short. Collaborative assignments will contribute to works of scholarship and documentary produced by the professors. Includes public screening of student work. See www.thetrentonproject.com.
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