Grace Gipson's Course Featured in VCU News

11 May, 2022

Grace Gipson's Course Featured in VCU News

We love learning about our alumni's courses across the country! Check out this feature in Viriginia Commonwealth University News about Grace Gipson's Humanizing the Black Female Voice in Television.

Taking advantage of our new technological moment, Grace had Cherokee Hall, who plays Extra Extra in the show "P-Valley" talk to her class over Zoom. "Hearing Cherokee’s story was inspiring and motivating,” students gushed.

“P-Valley” is one of the three shows that Gipson examines closely in the course. Students also study the HBO shows “A Black Lady Sketch Show” and “I May Destroy You.” What Gipson emphasizes is that each of the shows comes from a Black woman’s perspective. The representation of Black female actors and the characters they take on has always been essential to the success of television as a medium, Grace argues.

To learn more about this featured class, please see the article here.