JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

civil rights protest

History as motivation — Mississippi, memory, and Movement

Shannon Gore

Shannon Gore is a Ph.D. candidate in Screen Cultures, School of Communication, Northwestern University, Evanston IL. She is working on a dissertation on television and documentaries of the Civil Rights era, especially the documentaries Walk in My Shoes, Sit-in, The American Revolution 1963, and A Time for Burning. Her work focuses on the link between the early civil rights movement and the Black Power movement, and she explores the intersetction of civil rights scholarship and the civil rights documentary.

Originally from Philadelphia, Shannon Gore studied at Spelman College as an undergraduate and became interested in film while studying at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.