PBS Town Hall Meeting
This PBS town hall meeting, moderated by PBS NEWSHOUR co-anchor and managing editor Gwen Ifill, will explore the many issues brought into public discourse in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri. The program was recorded before an audience on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Writer Gary Warnett offers a cultural and social history of the hoodie, citing references as diverse as E.T, Rocky, Dexys Midnight Runners and Juice and unpicking the stigma associated with the garment.
Poet and playwright Claudia Rankine and her husband John Lucas create “situation videos,” short films illustrating Rankine's poetry. This video, called "Stop and Fisk," featured Rankine's poem about “policing of the black body.”