John Singleton and Cuba Gooding Jr. visit campus
The FOX/HBCU Media Alliance selected Texas Southern University as an official partner
for the first collaboration between TSU and the Fox/HBCU Media Alliance as part of
the American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson tour. TSU kicked off this exclusive
opportunity. The FX Networks and the series creators and stellar cast/directors are
still excited about this first opportunity and are appreciative of the partnership.
Actor/Oscar Winner Cuba Gooding Jr., Producer/Director John Singleton held conversations with TSU students, alumni and administrators.
The series depicts how the combustible issues of racism, sexism, police corruption, and celebrity obsession led to the verdict and how the "trial of the century" changed American culture- from the advent of the 24 hour news cycle to the start of reality television. Over 20 years later, the issues of that time parallel those that America must face today and that reality will lend for a critical and dynamic discussion.
Both Fox Audience Strategy and FX Networks will be announcing the launch of the "HBCU Screenings and Talk Back" Tour. This is a wonderful and important opportunity to kick off the relationships between the Fox/HBCU Media Alliance and Texas Southern University and we look forward to working together and building greater opportunities for the members of our respective communities in the future, stated organizers of the event. TSU Communications Adjunct Professor Vonn Butler coordinated this visit to campus.