Black History Month Research & Film Series: "Within Our Gates" as an example of media innovation

Monday, March 1, 2021, 12:00 p.m.
Venue: Online
Admission: Free
Season: 2020-2021


Sponsored by the School of Arts & Humanities. The 2021 Black History Month events include four screenings of film or tv episodes with Zoom introductions by members of the A&H community.

Monday, March 1st from Noon to 1:45 pm:

Our first event features the classic “Within Our Gates” (1919) as an example of media innovation. This silent film by Oscar Micheaux shows the reality of Dixie racism in 1920, where a black man could be lynched for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Tara Lyon, a PhD student in Visual and Performing Arts, will introduce the film via Zoom. Please rsvp to [email protected] to receive links to the Zoom meeting and the watch party.

The event will start on Zoom and then switch to a streaming platform with a chat function. The introductions to each event will be available for free via Zoom, but the watch parties will be hosted on paid platforms. Attendees for all but the first event will need their own streaming subscriptions to HBO Max, Netflix, or Amazon Prime.

Tara Lyon is a PhD student at the University of Texas at Dallas whose research areas include film studies and photography.  She is originally from New York State but has lived in the DFW metroplex for about fifteen years.  She holds a BA in Media Studies from the University At Buffalo in Buffalo, New York, and a MAS in Media Studies from Arizona State University.


For more information contact:
Kimberly Hill
[email protected]