Lucent Library of Black History: African Americans in Film: Issues of Race in Hollywood, 1st Edition

  • Camille R. Michaels
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1534560823
  • ISBN-13: 9781534560826
  • DDC: 791.43
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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In this book, readers explore the causes of the systemic oppression that has made it difficult for African Americans to break into the movie business. Through full-color photographs and primary sources, readers will learn how to become more thoughtful viewers of movies and television.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Setting the Scene: A Timeline.
Introduction: Prejudicial Portrayals.
1: Silent Movies, Loud Impact.
2: The Rise of African Americans in Hollywood.
3: Still Serving on Screen.
4: The Film Industry and World War II.
5: Civil Rights and Hollywood Profits.
6: A New Era of Films.
7: Spike Lee and a New Wave of Motion Pictures.
8: The 2000s and Beyond.
For More Information.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.