During the struggle for civil and human rights, the power of visual culture through media gave voice to the voiceless, centered stories and people from the margins, and redesigned the “race” for equality. This resulted in Americans being forced to address their own beliefs and identity construction through one-way and two-way reflection. The three R’s For All the World to See: race, relations and reflection.
Janice Collins is an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Institute of Communication Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is an Emmy, Associated Press and Best of Gannett award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience in the journalism industry. Collins’ research focuses on issues of demarginalization, self-empowerment, leadership development, gender and race in media, journalism, and college classrooms/newsrooms.