'The Wire' to Become a Class at Harvard University

"The Wire," HBO's critically acclaimed series about the harsh reality of inner-city living, may have ended almost a year ago but its cultural impact continues at colleges across the country.
ESSENCE.COM Nov, 03, 2009
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“The Wire,” HBO’s critically acclaimed series about the harsh reality of inner-city living, may have ended almost a year ago but its cultural impact continues at colleges across the country. According to the New York Post, the series that put a spotlight on Baltimore will now become a course at Harvard University, taught by sociology professor William J. Wilson. The announcement was made during a panel discussion at the school which included some of the show’s actors. Harvard will not be the first institution to offer a course on “The Wire,” schools including Duke University and Middlebury College offer classes.–Nazenet Habtezghi

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