Elon in LA chapter to host virtual discussion to celebrate Black History Month

The Sunday, Feb. 28, event will include a panel featuring Black alumni who will lead a discussion on the depictions of the Black community in television and film.

The Elon in LA alumni chapter will host a virtual discussion, titled “Unpacking Depictions of the Black Community in Television and Film,” in celebration of Black History Month on Sunday, Feb. 28, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. EST. As part of the event, alumnus Cameron Jackson ’11 has curated a recommended content list, which will serve as a springboard for a larger conversation on the entertainment industry and its depiction of Black communities and community members.

The recommended selections include:


  • “Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror” (Amazon Prime)
  • “I Am Not Your Negro” (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon)


  • “Coming to America” (Amazon Prime)
  • “Black Panther” (Disney+, Hulu)
  • “Get Out” (Hulu)


  • “Fresh Prince” (HBO Max)
  • “Dear White People” (Netflix)
  • “Lovecraft Country” (Netflix)

To attend the alumni virtual event, RSVP by Thursday, Feb. 25.