50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
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PANEL DISCUSSION | HERMITAGE
SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION
One thing is very clear; the leaders of the 1960s civil rights movement knew how to utilize the media to get their message across. Nightly television images of peaceful protesters running from dogs and firehouses; horrific still pictures of bombed out churches and bloodied freedom riders, all had an impact on shaping public opinion. With all of today’s available electronic, print and digital media, you’d think we’d have an easier time getting our message out? Instead, it appears that we only occasionally engage the media when were in the midst of a crisis or controversy. But what is our message throughout the balance of the year or decade? If you listen to the radio or watch music videos, we are now the ones who are generating violent and counterproductive images. Our panel of media experts, including Professor John Youngblood (professors of communication at Suny Potsdam) and Dr. Elijah Foulk, will lead a lively an engaging discussion around media, messaging, and the movement.