Sunday, September 14, 2003
Taunya Lovell Banks
Jacob A. France Professor of Equality Jurisprudence
University of Maryland School of Law presented Hairspray in Context: Race, Rock 'n Roll and Baltimore in the September 2004. Led by Professor Taunya Banks, the program was a crash course in Baltimore's racial climate in the late 1950s and early 1960s&emdash;the period of the John Waters musical. Professor Banks was joined by Marie Fischer Cook, J.D., a trial attorney in Baltimore and one of original "committee" members on the Buddy Dean Show, Baltimore's segregated teen dance television show on which Waters' fictional "Corny Collins Show" is based.
Read the materials created by Professor Banks for the program.