Sunday, November 17, 2019

Join WFSU for Retro Local, a Free Screening with Discussion

This community event is FREE but please register. Light refreshments will be provided.

Join WFSU Public Media at Florida A&M University

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 6:00 pm ET
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Community Discussion

Join us for a FREE screening and presentation of Retro Local. We will take a new look at historical issues in our community by examining two stories: the impact of eminent domain on Tallahassee's Smokey Hollow neighborhood and Florida A&M University’s former hospital, its closure, and the related civil rights struggles that continue today. A panel discussion will follow, moderated by WFSU's Gina Jordan, with panelists FAMU SJGC Professor Kenneth Jones, FAMU History Professor Reginald Ellis, and WFSU-FM News Director Lynn Hatter.

Time and Location

Join WFSU Public Media on Tuesday, October 22 at 6P at the FAMU School of Journalism & Graphic Communication.

The Project

Retro Report, funded through a grant from the PBS, premieres on WFSU-TV on October 7 at 9/8C. This new series aims to widen the discussion beyond the 24-hour news cycle, revealing the story behind the story. Each episode will explore four distinct stories, together with a special weekly segment featuring the wit and wisdom of author and comedian Andy Borowitz.

Retro Report Stories

The Cycle of Urban Renewal Continues: Lessons Not Learned From The Demise of Tallahassee’s Smokey Hollow

A look at urban renewal through the historical lens of Smokey Hollow, a small African American neighborhood in Tallahassee, Florida.
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Lee Hall on FAMU's campus