New project explores a classic of the civil rights era by a UO alum

A new digital exhibition illuminates the making of ‘The March,’ a landmark documentary of the period, and the film’s creator, UO grad James Blue.

With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the film is now the centerpiece of a major new digital project by UO faculty members, staff and students that digs deeper into Blue’s legacy to engage a new generation with the filmmaker’s work. Blue died in 1980 at age 49.

Read the Around the O article here.

1859 cover story: “Who Was James Blue?”

1859Nov-Dec2014Editor Max Giffin wrote a terrific story in the November-December, 2014 issue of 1859 on the importance of James Blue. In his Editor’s Letter preceding the story, Giffin writes: “There is almost a feeling of guilt for those of us who should have known about or known more about Oregon’s first Cannes Film award winner…His brother, Richard Blue, together with a small and dedicated staff at Special Collections in the University of Oregon Knight Library, is working to preserve and archive James Blue’s personal history.” Read the full article here.