Bl St Lec 112907

Bl St Lec 112907 - -darker skinned actors played the evil...

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Bl St Lec 112907 Stepin Fetchit o American comedian and film actor, played off a stereotype of low- intelligence black man in early 20 th century American film 1915: The Birth of a Nation film depicting emergence of the Ku Klux Klan original title: ‘The Clansman’ attacked the period of reconstruction b/c it was a period of negro rule, which was an unnatural thing Noble Johnson, George Johnson put together a company called Lincoln motion pictures films about black men Oscar Micheaux- Micheaux Film [1915], starts to make many films Within Our Gates [1919] Symbol of the Unconquered When you saw these silent films you began to see why they were oppressed
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Unformatted text preview: -darker skinned actors played the evil roles, lighter skinned played the hero/heroin 1898: Trip To Coontown Bob Cole black man performs it as a white man Marion Cook, James Weldon Johnson [collaborator] Jes Lak White Folk musical about a character who tried to be just like white people gained wealth and now intended that his daughter to go the right schools and become just like white folks 1898 Critiques a black middle class that pretend to be white In NY from 1821-30s, African Grove James Hewett, black actor performing Shakespeare Apprentice actor: Ira Aldridge...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2009 for the course BL ST 5 taught by Professor Robinsoncj during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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