Lecture: Black Women, Black Power, and the Media's Glare

Thursday, October 30, 2014 • 5:00PM - 6:00PM • Hesburgh Auditorium

Jane Rhodes is Dean for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and Professor and Chair of American Studies at Macalester College. The subject of her talk is on women, the media, and Black Power. Dr. Rhodes specializes in the study of race, gender and mass media; the black press; and media and social movements. Rhodes’ first book Mary Ann Shadd Cary: The Black Press and Protest in the Nineteenth Century (Indiana University Press, 1998), was named the best book in mass communication history by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Her most recent book is Framing the Black Panthers: The Spectacular Rise of a Black Power Icon. It is noteworthy that Dr. Rhodes was featured in the award-winning documentary "The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords" (California Newsreel), and has been the recipient of a President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship from the University of California, a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, and a research fellowship from the University of London.