Ferguson, Protest and the Media Image

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 17:  Tear gas rains down on a woman kneeling in the street with her hands in the air after a demonstration over the killing of teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police was attacked by police August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his August 9, death.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

FERGUSON, MO – AUGUST 17: Tear gas rains down on a woman kneeling in the street with her hands in the air after a demonstration over the killing of teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer.
(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

 

GUEST: Aniko Bodroghkozy is a Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. She is the author of Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement.

 

TOPIC: UVA Historian Aniko Bodroghkozy explores the iconography of images we saw in the media’s covarge of the protests in Ferguson, Missouri in the context of the abolitionist movement in the 19th century and the Civil Rights Movement in the 20th. We’ve been here before.

 

ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE: Monday, September 8, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

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