Frederick W. Gooding Jr. Travels to Share Knowledge on Black History

March 2, 2023

Throughout February, Frederick W. Gooding Jr., Ph.D., traveled across the United States to speak about race in relation to media, education and music.  

TIME’s Article Featuring Gooding on Andrea Riseborough’s Oscar Nomination 

Gooding commented on the controversy surrounding Andrea Riseborough’s Oscar nomination. The ongoing controversy marks the latest instance of the Academy being called out for its lack of diversity when considering who gets an Oscar. 

Hip-hop Front and Center as Colorado Mesa University Honors Black History Month 

Gooding shared his presentation “Hip-hop Gets a Bad Rap,” which explores the evolution of hip-hop culture through time from what he calls “controversial” to an elevated “mainstream” genre enjoyed by society today. 

Listen to Gooding’s talk on the Colorado Mesa University podcast “CMUnow.” 

University of Mississippi SouthTalks: “I Don’t Wanna Say the Wrong Thing! How to Reconcile with Race in the Classroom” 

Gooding presented “I Don’t Wanna Say the Wrong Thing! How to Reconcile with Race in the Classroom,” which discussed racial reconciliation. SouthTalks is a series of events, including lectures, performances, film screenings and panel discussions that explore the interdisciplinary nature of Southern Studies. 

University of Nevada- Reno’s Multicultural Center and Others Partner for Black History Month Events 

Gooding conducted a faculty diversity training session while on campus entitled “Teaching Diversity Through Movies & Media.” He also presented “The Genius of Hip-hop,” which dove into the connection of hip-hop, music and culture. 

TCU Presents: In Their Own Words 

In a sweeping oral history project, TCU’s Race & Reconciliation Initiative (RRI) invited alumni to share their campus experiences as TCU integrated in the 1960s and then spent decades working toward a more inclusive campus culture. Gooding participated in a panel discussion about the project and RRI at TCU. 




Frederick W. Gooding Jr. holds the Dr. Ronald E. Moore Professorship in Humanities in the John V. Roach Honors College. He critically analyzes race within mainstream media, effectively contextualizing problematic patterns based on their historical roots. He teaches Honors classes like “Race at the Movies,” “The Beauty of Black Music” and “Race and Sports.” 

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