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African Americans and Film

Soul searching : Black-themed cinema from the March on Washington to the Rise of Blaxploitation

Sieving, Christopher. (Wesleyan University Press, 2011)

Available in the ebrary database (Off-campus authentication required)

Hollywood's African American Films : The Transition to Sound

Friedman, Ryan Jay. (Rutgers University Press, 2011)

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America on film : representing race, class, gender, and sexuality at the movies

Benshoff, Harry M.. (2nd ed, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .M56 B46 2009

Bright boulevards, bold dreams : the story of Black Hollywood

Bogle, Donald. (One World Ballantine Books, 2006)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .N4 B59 2006

Spirituality as ideology in Black women's film and literature

Ryan, Judylyn S.. (University of Virginia Press, 2005)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .N4 R93 2005

Table of Contents

Black directors in Hollywood

Donalson, Melvin. (University of Texas Press, 2003)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .N4 D66 2003

Black magic : White Hollywood and African American culture

Gabbard, Krin. (Rutgers University Press, 2004)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .N4 G33 2004

Rhetoric of symbolic identity : an analysis of Spike Lee's X and Bamboozled

Powell, Gerald A. Jr.. (University Press of America, 2004)
PN 1998.3 .L44 P69 2004

African Americans and the Oscar : seven decades of struggle and achievement

Mapp, Edward. (Scarecrow Press, 2003)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .N4 M29 2003

Table of Contents

Reversing the lens : ethnicity, race, gender, and sexuality through film

Xing, Jun; Hirabayashi, Lane Ryo. University Press of Colorado, 2003.
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .M56 X56 2003

Why we make movies : black filmmakers talk about the magic of cinema

Alexander, George. (Harlem Moon, 2003)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 N4 A43 2003

Classic Hollywood, classic whiteness

Bernardi, Daniel (ed.).. (University of Minnesota Press, 2001)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .M56 C59 2001

Waiting to set it off: African American women and the sapphire fixation

Grindstaff, Laura. Reel knockouts : violent women in the movies, McCaughey, Martha; King, Neal (eds.). University of Texas Press, 2001..
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .W6 R454 2001

African American males in dance, music, theater, and film

Green, Robert L.; Carl, Bradley R.. The African American male in American life and thought. Heston, Alan W. (ed.). Sage Periodicals Press, 2000.
McNichols Campus Library
H 1 .A4 v.569 May 2000

Black film as a signifying practice : cinema, narration and the African American aesthetic tradition

Yearwood, Gladstone L.. (Africa World Press, 2000)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .N4 Y43 1998

Screening a lynching : the Leo Frank case on film and television

Bernstein, Matthew. (University of Georgia Press, 2009)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .F795 B47 2009

For entertainment purposes only? : an analysis of the struggle to control filmic representations

Chaisson, Reba L.. Lexington Books, 2000.
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .M56 C48 2000

Half past autumn : the life and art of Gordon Parks

MacNeil Lehrer Productions. (Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1999)
McNichols Campus Library
TR 140 .P35 H35 1999

1 VHS cassette (12 minutes).

Summary: "Eighty-five-year-old Gordon Parks discusses his lifelong career in the arts. Best known for his photography, Parks has documented the plight of the poor for Life magazine, as well as photographed the famous and the fashion elite. His other accomplishments include being a film director, poet, author, composer, and digital art pioneer."

Struggles for representation : African American documentary film and video

Klotman, Phyllis R.; Cutler, Janet K. (eds.).. (Indiana University Press, 1999)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .N4 S77 1999

Black women film and video artists

Bobo, Jacqueline (ed.).. (Routledge, 1998)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1998.2 .B57 1998

The mask of art : breaking the aesthetic contract--film and literature

Taylor, Clyde. (Indiana University Press, 1998)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .N4 T38 1998

Gender, ethnicity and sexuality in contemporary American film

Davies, Jude; Smith, Carol R.. (Keele University Press, 1997)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .S45 D38 1997

Representing Blackness : issues in film and video

Smith, Valerie (ed.).. (Rutgers University Press, 1997)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .N4 R47 1997

Same river twice : honoring the difficult

Walker, Alice. (Washington Square Press, 1997)
McNichols Campus Library
PS 3573 .A425 Z47 1997

Birth of whiteness : race and the emergence of U.S. cinema

Bernardi, Daniel (ed.).. (Rutgers University Press,)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .M56 B57 1996

Black film, white money

Rhines, Jesse Algeron. (Rutgers University Press, 1996)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .N4 R52 1996

Black women as cultural readers

Bobo, Jacqueline. (Columbia University Press, 1995)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .N4 B57 1995

Sapphires, spitfires, sluts, and superbitches : Afraamericans and Latinas in contemporary American film

Algaraca, Bridget A.. Black women in America. Vaz, Kim Marie. Sage, 1995.
McNichols Campus Library
E 185.86 .B5418 1995

Midnight ramble : Oscar Micheaux and the story of race movies

Taylor, Clyde. (Shanachie Home Video, 1994)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .N4 M5 1994

1 VHS cassette (58 minutes).

Summary : "Recounts the story of race movies produced for African Americans from the 1920s through 1950, and the role played by Oscar Micheaux, the leading African American producer and director. These movies designed for African Americans, were frequently shown at midnight, and presented African Americans in a positive light. Features interviews with African American actors, actresses, and historians." Originally broadcast as a segment of: The American experience.

Host: David McCollough; narrator: James Avery

Black American cinema

Diawara, Manthia. (Routledge, 1993)
Dental School Library
PN 1995.9 .N4 B45 1993

Framing Blackness: the African American image in film

Guerrero, Edward. (Temple University Press, 1993)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .N4 G84 1993

Cinema of apartheid : race and class in South African film

Tomaselli, Keyan G.. (Smyrna/Lake View Press, 1988)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1993.5 .S6 T58 1988

Black images in American films, 1896-1954 : the interplay between civil rights and film culture

Nesteby, James R.. (University Press of America, 1982)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .N4 N4

Black film as genre

Cripps, Thomas. (Indiana University Press, 1978)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .N4 C93b

Slow fade to Black : the Negro in American film, 1900-1942

Cripps, Thomas. (Oxford University Press, 1977)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .N4 C93

Black films and film-makers : a comprehensive anthology from stereotype to superhero

Patterson, Lindsay. (Mead, 1975)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .N4 B5

Black film stars

Landay, Eileen. (Drake Publishers [1973])
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1998 .A2 L33

Reading race : hollywood and the cinema of racial violence

Denzin, Norman K.. (Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 2002)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .M56 D46 2002

Toms, coons, mulattoes, mammies, and bucks : an interpretive history of Blacks in American films

Bogle, Donald. (Continuum, 2001)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .N4 B6 2001

Framing the South : Hollywood, television, and race during the Civil Rights struggle

Graham, Allison. (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .S66 G73 2001

Not Just race, not just gender : Black feminist readings

Smith, Valerie. (Routledge, 1999)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .N4 S62 1998

Representing : hip hop culture and the production of Black cinema

Watkins, S. Craig. (University of Chicago Press, 1998)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .N4 W38 1998

Intimations of invisibility: Black women and contemporary Hollywood cinema

Harris, William A.. Mediated messages and African-American culture : contemporary issues.Berry, Venise T.; Manning-Miller,Carmen L. (eds.). Sage Publications, 1996.
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .N4 M44 1996

White screens, black images : Hollywood from the dark side

Snead, James. (Routledge, 1994)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .N4 S65 1994

Blacks in American films and television : an encyclopedia

Bogle, Donald. (Garland, 1988)
McNichols Campus Library
Reference PN 1995.9 .N4 B58 1988

Blacks in black and white : a source book on Black films

Sampson, Henry T.. (Scarecrow, 1977)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .N4 S19

Devil finds work : an essay

Baldwin, James. (Dial Press, 1976)
McNichols Campus Library
PS 3552 .A45 Z515

Blacks in American films: today and yesterday

Mapp, Edward. (Scarecrow Press, 1971)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 1995.9 .N4 M3 1972

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