Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones, and the Fight to Preserve Our Democracy

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Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones, and the Fight to Preserve Our Democracy

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Author and journalism scholar, Allissa Richardson, will deliver this year’s Morgan Lecture via a virtual talk from Dickinson’s Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues. “Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones, and the Fight to Preserve Our Democracy -- One Video at a Time,” will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. in a public YouTube livestream.

Richardson will explore how in the last five years Black smartphone witnesses launched the largest social justice movement in American history. In her new book, “Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones and the New Protest #Journalism,” Richardson explains why we cannot ignore the mobile testimonies of the afflicted and what is at risk when we do. Richardson is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School.

Publication Date

2-3-2021

Keywords

African American, Black, smartphone, social justice, journalism

Disciplines

African American Studies | Journalism Studies | Social Justice

Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones, and the Fight to Preserve Our Democracy
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