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Black Oscars: From Mammy to Minny, What the Academy Awards Tell Us about African Americans
This timely presentation draws on American, African American, and film history to reflect on how the Oscars have recognized black actors from the award’s inception to the present. Starting in the 1920s, the presentation provides a thorough analysis and overview of any black actors nominated for their Hollywood roles during each decade. By cross-referencing historical trends with prior winners, audience members will be able to see consistent patterns when it comes to black characters in film and ultimately judge whether mainstream race relations have truly changed substantively or only superficially over time.

Feb 24, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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