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Paint it Black: Where are they now?

Paint it Black: Where are they now?

The Times-Delphic published this feature article in their November 20, 2019 print edition. You can find the #PaintitBlack documentary on my website here. — On Nov. 16, 2018, the Drake community gathered on painted street to cover student organizations’ squares with black paint, symbolizing Drake University’s solidarity with students of color on campus. It took ten days long days of meeting and persuading and organizing in the midst of a crisis to pull the whole thing together.  Dozens of people were…

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The #PaintitBlack Project Documentary

The #PaintitBlack Project Documentary

At 35 minutes, the Paint it Black documentary includes interviews with student leaders like Courtney Guein and Tim Gant, as well as with members of Drake University’s administration like President Marty Martin and Provost Sue Mattison. This footage chronicles the events on Drake’s campus during November 2018 following the racist threat made against a Drake student on November 7th. Reporting by Rachel James. Shooting, editing and producing by me, Madeleine Leigh.

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