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Currents--University of Rochester newspaper

February 27, 2006
Volume 34 Number 04

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RACE, MEDIA, EDUCATION--Filmmaker Spike Lee took on these issues and more in Strong Auditorium February 23 as the University's featured speaker for Black History Month. In his talk to a sold-out audience, he offered his perspective on the film industry and the obstacles black writers, directors, and producers face when creating works that contradict prevailing stereotypes. He also spoke about the importance of families and of education: "I hope we get back on track and put education where it needs to be. And [I hope] young people get strong enough to stand up to the ridicule for wanting to go to school." Above, following his talk, Lee shakes hands with a student during a meet-and-greet session for a select group of campus leaders.

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