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African Americans in film

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African Americans in film : issues of race in Hollywood

Michaels, Camille R.

New York, NY : Lucent Press, 2018.

104 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.

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Presents a discussion of African-Americans in film, covering stereotypes, "race movies," the evolution of available roles, movies such as "Carmen" and "A Raisin in the Sun," and the work of Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, Spike Lee, and others who helped move beyond exploitative themes and characters.



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Table of Contents

  • Forewordp. 4
  • Setting the Scene: A Timelinep. 6
  • Introduction: Prejudicial Portrayalsp. 8
  • Chapter 1Silent Movies, Loud Impactp. 10
  • Chapter 2The Rise of African Americans in Hollywoodp. 21
  • Chapter 3Still Serving on Screenp. 31
  • Chapter 4The Film Industry and World War IIp. 42
  • Chapter 5Civil Rights and Hollywood Profitsp. 53
  • Chapter 6A New Era of Filmsp. 64
  • Chapter 7Spike Lee and a New Wave of Motion Picturesp. 75
  • Chapter 8The 2000s and Beyondp. 86
  • Notesp. 92
  • For More Informationp. 96
  • Indexp. 98
  • Picture Creditsp. 103
  • About the Authorp. 104