Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making of “School Daze”

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Where is the HBCU love?

Though he started filming at his alma mater, Morehouse, Lee and his project were not well received. After just three weeks of shooting, the school kicked Lee and his crew off campus because they felt the film wasn’t portraying black colleges in the most positive light. They had a particular problem with the actor Joe Seneca, who played the school’s president in the film. Lee has said that the President of Morehouse at the time said that Seneca “looked too much like a sambo.” It sounds too absurd to believe but that’s what happened according to Spike. For as long as that president remained at Morehouse, the institution did not invite Lee back to speak.

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