Talk: "Black in Ukraine" by Journalist and Fulbright Scholar, Terrell Starr
Tue, April 24, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM • Parlin 1
The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies present:
Black in Ukraine
Journalist and Fulbright Scholar
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Black Ukrainians are not a particularly hot topic of discussion in Ukraine. But their presence and historical significance is as unique and rich as any ethnic group is this country of nearly 50 million peoples. Journalist Terrell Jermaine Starr reported on this unique group of people for a year and a half as a Fulbright Scholar (2009-2010). During this time, Terrell spoke with dozens of Black Ukrainians about their experience of living in a country in which their citizenship is often confronted with doubt, suspicion and racism. While conducting his reporting, Terrell was stopped and harassed by police officers on 29 separate occasions. His multimedia talk will provide a fresh perspective on what it means to be a minority in post-Soviet Ukraine as well. He will also delve into Soviet-African relations and his own experience of being a black reporter in the former Soviet Union.
Terrell Jermaine Starr is a multimedia reporter for Radio One, a media company based in New York City. His more than four years of journalism experience includes freelancing for msnbc.com <http://msnbc.com> , The Crisis Magazine, and other publications.Terrell has experience as a reporter and producer in public radio in Illinois and he is a professional photographer and videographer. Terrell earned his M.S. in News-Editorial Journalism and M.A. in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned his B.A. in English from Philander Smith College, a historically black institution in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is also a Fulbright Journalism Scholar (Ukraine 2009-2010).
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