HIST3415Screening Blackness: African America at the Movies (O)3 ch (3C) (W)

Analyzes the image of African Americans projected by Hollywood from the silent-film era to the present. Students will learn to ‘read’ films as historical documents. How do the movies both reflect and construct understandings of race and race relations? How have African Americans resisted Hollywood’s racist stereotypes? Addresses these and other questions through the critical analysis of select films in historical context.