Opinion: ‘Pass Over’ opens deep conversations we need to have in Memphis

By , Guest Columnist Published: September 24, 2022 4:00 AM CT
Guest Columnist

Jonathan Judaken

Jonathan Judaken is the Spence L. Wilson Chair in the Humanities at Rhodes College. He recently co-edited a collection of articles to celebrate the bicentennial, "Memphis: 200 Years Together."

High rates of crime largely go uncontextualized, rarely correlated to the long-enduring patterns of poverty found on many corners in Memphis. But Pass Over dramatizes these issues so that we can talk about them.


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