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

African Americans in Film and Television (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 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: 9780791072684
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date: 04/28/2003
Series: American Mosaic Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.74(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range: 6 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

1Origins of an Image7
2Comfort Roles15
3An Actor's Anxiety25
4Old School Concept33
5Small Screen Politics43
6A Revolution Is Televised53
7A New Generation63
8A Changing Vision71
9Leading Roles81
10New Icons93
Further Reading104
Web Sites105

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