African Americans in Film and Television (American Mosaic: African-American Contributions Series)

African Americans in Film and Television (American Mosaic: African-American Contributions Series)

by Cookie Lommel
     
 

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For as long as the mediums of film and television have been in existence, African Americans have had to deal with exaggerated on-screen characterizations of themselves as a race, because such one-dimensional portrayals were thought to be acceptable to mainstream America. But with Halle Berry and Denzel Washington winning the Best Actress and Best Actor Academy Awards…  See more details below

Overview

For as long as the mediums of film and television have been in existence, African Americans have had to deal with exaggerated on-screen characterizations of themselves as a race, because such one-dimensional portrayals were thought to be acceptable to mainstream America. But with Halle Berry and Denzel Washington winning the Best Actress and Best Actor Academy Awards in 2002, there is hope and optimism that African-American actors are a few steps closer to obtaining equality with their white counterparts in all aspects of the entertainment industry. Read more about African Americans' struggles to be portrayed as uniquely gifted individuals in an industry fraught with bigotry and stereotypes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791074916
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Series:
American Mosaic: African-American Contributions Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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