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Students to screen videos on African American politics

Tuesday, April 1, 2008, 8 p.m. 104 Computer Science Building
Princeton students' videos examining African American political issues from national, local and campus perspectives will be screened at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in 104 Computer Science Building.

As part of a fall class project, students produced personal profiles and news stories focusing on contemporary African American politics. Their interview subjects included Newark Mayor Cory Booker; Vernon Jordan, an adviser to former President Clinton; Nelson George, a writer, filmmaker and cultural critic; and Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman.

The videos were produced for the course "Introduction to African American Politics" led by Melissa Harris-Lacewell, associate professor of politics and the Center for African American Studies. Melvin McCray, an ABC News producer and 1974 Princeton alumnus, worked with Harris-Lacewell to help the students produce the videos.

The project was sponsored by the Center for African American Studies, the Department of Politics, the Office of the President, the Office of the Dean of the College, the University Center for Human Values and the Community-Based Learning Initiative.

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