Critical Discourse Among Black Males in the Obama Era


In the era of the first black president, Barack H. Obama, this documentary explores the impact of the "Obama Effect" and whether the presence of a black male president has helped reduce the negative perceptions of black males and whether it has increased black male achievement. In the documentary, black males were asked, “What does it mean to be a black male in the 21st Century?” From their responses, a substantial and controversial contribution to American discourse shaped by their perspectives was born. A panel follows with scholars and community leaders, including Dr. Lovell Smith of Loyola University, Dr. Jeffery Menzise of Morgan State, and Robert Murphy of Maryland State Department of Education. In conjunction with the exhibition Question Bridge: Black Males.

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OFFICIAL DOCUMENTARY TRAILER - BDWW: Critical Discourse Among Black Males in the Obama Era (HD) from William T. Hoston on Vimeo.

Date and Time
Sunday, June 5, 2:00 pm
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