MU Department of Black Studies presents School Daze

Opens Feb 22, 2017

MU Department of Black Studies and Ragtag present a free screening of Spike Lee's 1988 classic School Daze for Black History Month. 2017's theme is "The Crisis in Black Education." At a historically black Mission College, the activist-minded Dap (Laurence Fishburne) immerses himself in a world of political rhetoric and social movements — one day he hopes to rally the students as a united front. At the other end of the spectrum, Julian (Giancarlo Esposito), the head of the biggest fraternity on campus, is more concerned with maintaining a strict social order. In between, Dap's conflicted cousin, Half-Pint (Spike Lee), spends most of his time rushing the fraternity.

Stay for a panel discussion following the screening with
  • Eric Johnson – Principal, Hickman High School 
  • Darlene Grant – Vice Principal, Rock Bridge
  • Randy Swift – Social Studies teacher, Rock Bridge
  • Melita Walker – Vice Principal, Battle High School
  • Greg Simmons – Social Studies teacher, Battle High School 

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Tickets to Ragtag's free events are available at our box office starting at 10am the day of the show (unless otherwise noted). No more than four free tickets will be given to one person.

A free ticket guarantees you a seat until 10 minutes before showtime, but not after. If all tickets have been distributed and there are open seats at 10 till, we will start seating the theater from the waiting list (queue). Ticket holders will continue to be admitted at this time if seats are available. This policy allows us to start on time and give the audience a distraction-free experience.