Media and American civil liberties: Moments in time
Students enrolled in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication course “History of Mass Media in the United States” will present their semester-long projects from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be included.
Working in groups, students have studied eight moments in history when American liberties were either strengthened or diminished, and their reports will highlight media involvement in those important historical moments.
This project grew out of a University of Georgia Center for Teaching and Learning “Faculty Learning Community,” and has been done in collaboration with the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries, including Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library; Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies; and the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection. Students have worked with Professor Janice Hume, and Archivists Jill Severn, Mary Miller, and Charles Barber.