2023 BEA On-Location
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Saturday, October 21 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Making Magic Happen on the Civil Rights Trail: The UF-Florida A&M Story

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2023 marks the 60th anniversary of some pivotal events in our nation's history. Herbert Lowe, senior lecturer at The University of Florida and Mira Lowe, Dean of the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication wanted to make sure their students didn't miss an opportunity to learn about events of 1963 such as George Wallace's Stand in the Schoolhouse Door at University of Alabama, the Children's Crusade in Birmingham as well as the bombing at 16th Street Baptist Church that claimed the lives of four girls. The Lowes and two other advisers took 11 of their students on an eight-day, 2,800-mile trip through Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. The result was a 25-minute documentary that premiered in May 2023 and a news website. During this session, we'll screen the 25-minute documentary and talk with the Lowes about the teaching experience at their respective institutions and the model of a traditionally White institution and Historically Black institution teaming up to facilitate learning about media and race.
Moderator: George L. Daniels, University of Alabama
Panelists: Herbert Lowe, The University of Florida
Mira Lowe, Florida A&M University

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George L. Daniels

Associate Professor, University of Alabama
In October 2020, I began serving as the Broadcast Education Association's Faculty Fellow for Diversity and Inclusion.  I teach graduate and undergraduate students in electronic news reporting, mass media diversity and community-engaged learning courses.  I worked in local television... Read More →

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Herbert Lowe

Senior Lecturer, University of Florida
Herbert Lowe is a senior lecturer teaching courses on multimedia journalism and the intersection of race, sports and culture at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. Lowe earned B.A. and M.A. degrees from Marquette University in Milwaukee, where he later... Read More →

Saturday October 21, 2023 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
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