Remembering Filmmaker John Singleton’s Contributions to Higher Education Research and Practice

Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio - 05-08

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Earlier this week, legendary filmmaker John Singleton was laid to rest in a private ceremony in Los Angeles, California. After suffering a stroke in mid-April, Singleton, 51, was hospitalized and remained on life support until early last week. An alumnus of the University of Southern California, Singleton was credited for writing, producing, and/or directing more than 40 films, television shows, and episodes over his 27-year career. However, the award-winning artists’ contributions specifically to how many understand the social, historical, and contemporary role of colleges and universities, especially for Black students, might too easily be forgotten.