eBook Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema, 1st Edition

  • S. Torriano Berry
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  • ISBN-10: 0810859300
  • ISBN-13: 9780810859302
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 394 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released July 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007
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Hundreds of films are covered in the Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema, which includes everything from The Birth of a Nation to Crash. In addition to the films, brief biographies of African American actors and actresses such as Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx can be found in this reference. Through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black-&-white photos, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards, film credits, and terminology, this book provides a better understanding of the role African Americans played in film history.

About the Authors
S. Torriano Berry is associate professor at Howard University’s Department of Radio, Television, and Film. He is an award-winning independent filmmaker.

Venise T. Berry is associate professor of journalism and mass communication at the University of Iowa. In 2003, the Zora Neale Hurston Society honored Venise for her Creative Contributions to Literature.