African Americans in Radio, Film, and TV Entertainent

African Americans in Radio, Film, and TV Entertainent

by Linda J. Armstrong




This book is filled with fascinating stories, from the night a shy young woman's play changed Broadway to the day the most successful talk show host in history got her start. Find out about the stage actor who once earned letters in four college sports-and who won academic honors, too. Follow the triumphs and disappointments of some of the most famous black entertainers in our nation's history. Rediscover great personalities who have been forgotten. And learn about how the roles of black performers both changed with and helped changed American society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422223802
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 09/28/2012
Series: Major Black Contributions from Emancipation to Civil Rights Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.48(w) x 9.41(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction Dr. Marc Lamont Hill 6

1 A Dream not Deferred 9

2 Taking the Stage 15

3 On the Air 27

4 The Silver Screen 35

5 On the Small Screen 47

Chapter Notes 56

Chronology 58

Glossary 59

Further Reading 60

Internet Resources 61

Index 62

Contributors 64

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