Hollywood s African American Films

Author: Ryan Jay Friedman
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813550483
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In 1929 and 1930, during the Hollywood studios' conversion to synchronized-sound film production, white-controlled trade magazines and African American newspapers celebrated a "vogue" for "Negro films." "Hollywood's African American Films" argues that the movie business turned to black musical performance to both resolve technological and aesthetic problems introduced by the medium of "talking pictures" and, at the same time, to appeal to the white "Broadway" audience that patronized their most lucrative first-run theaters. Capitalizing on highbrow associations with white "slumming" in African American cabarets and on the cultural linkage between popular black musical styles and "natural" acoustics, studios produced a series of African American-cast and white-cast films featuring African American sequences. Ryan Jay Friedman asserts that these transitional films reflect contradictions within prevailing racial ideologies--arising most clearly in the movies' treatment of African American characters' decisions to migrate. Regardless of how the films represent these choices, they all prompt elaborate visual and narrative structures of containment that tend to highlight rather than suppress historical tensions surrounding African American social mobility, Jim Crow codes, and white exploitation of black labor.

Negro Year Book An Annual Encyclopedia of the Negro 1931 1932

Author: Jessie Parkhurst Guzman
Publisher: Law. Press
ISBN: 140976513X
Format: PDF
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The Mis education of the Negro

Author: Carter Godwin Woodson
Publisher: ReadaClassic.com
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Woodson's classic work of criticism explores how the education received by blacks has failed to give them an appreciation of themselves as a race and their contributions to history. Woodson puts forward a program that calls for the educated to learn about their past and serve the black community. (Education/Teaching)

The 2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia

Author: Pete Palmer
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402736254
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Details statistics from United States baseball teams and players from 1900 through the previous season, including draft information, and provides lists of award winners and world champion teams.

Negro Year Book An Annual Encyclopedia of the Negro 1937 1938

Author: Monroe Nathan Work
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781378633755
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Negro Year Book 1952

Author: Jessie Parkhurst Guzman
ISBN: 9781258328375
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Contributing Authors Include Sherman Briscoe, John Brown, Roscoe Brown, And Many Others.

Representing the Race

Author: Kenneth W. Mack
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674065301
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Profiles African American lawyers during the era of segregation and the civil rights movement, with an emphasis on the conflicts they felt between their identities as African Americans and their professional identities as lawyers.