Black Films Matter: Reassessing Spike Lee’s ‘Do the Right Thing’ in Post-Ferguson America

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


A critical reappraisal of Spike Lee's 1989 film, "Do the Right Thing" in the context of a post-Ferguson world where in police-civilian violence has reemerged as a key racial fault line.

This is an digital, interactive article. It combines text with a digital appendix which employs visuals, music, and audio commentary to add new dimensions to it.
Original languageEnglish
JournalU.S. Studies Online
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2016



  • film
  • history
  • Cinema
  • African American sulture
  • Black history
  • C20
  • Cultural history
  • Media

Cite this