This spring semester, 172 students enrolled in my Black Fire lecture course, which examines the social, intellectual, and political life of African Americans at UVA in the post- Civil rights era. Despite the challenges of the global pandemic and virtual learning, the students performed remarkably well, engaging the readings with rigor and thoughtfulness, completing their assignments, and submitting wonderful group projects. Their projects ranged from hour long podcasts to special editions of Pride. Over the next few weeks, I will post some of those projects on the website.
Set in Charlottesville during the early 1990s, “Pride” follows a young college journalist and editor as she finalizes stories for the latest issue of Pride, a student run newspaper at the University of Virginia. Over a hectic two-day period, she puts the finishing touches on the upcoming issue as well as reflects on her aspirations as a writer. Despite the looming deadline, she moves with a calm confidence.
Pride is the 9th film co-directed by Kevin Jerome Everson and Claudrena N. Harold.