For the first time in his long and exemplary career, Spike Lee was nominated in 2019 for Best Director for his work on the film BlacKkKlansman, a crime dramedy based on the true story of a black police officer’s successful infiltration of the Ku Klux Klan. This is the same Spike Lee who made Do The Right Thing in 1989 and Malcolm X in 1992—both of which have been selected by the Library of Congress for the National Film Registry—yet it took the Academy three decades to decide that his directorial efforts warranted a nomination.
LaSane, Andrew, and Andrew. “6 African-American Filmmakers Who Have Achieved Cinematic Milestones.” Frame.io Insider, 12 Aug. 2019, blog.frame.io/2019/02/21/6-african-american-filmmakers-milestones/.
English 9H– Work time. Many of you didn’t use your time wisely yesterday. Don’t ruin work time for everyone.
English 9 SWS– Chapter selection for Mango. Revisions of “Where I’m From”. Hand write your poem in your notebook.
AP Lang– “Hijinks” with Isaac and “Numbers” with Roop.