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Notes: 08/26/2008 Business items- not watching Hallelujah this week, will watch next week. One page film critiques are due every Tuesday for the prior week’s film; need title; spacing does not matter. No Wednesday night screenings for this week. African Americans in Cinema 1900-1910 a) trends in black representations b) black protests to screen representations c) first black filmmaker(s) d) first black screen actor obstacles faced white actors in blackface were the most common portrayal of blackness in films even as early as late 1880s there were films of black actors o Dancing Darkey (1897)- short film that showed a young stud dancing evidence of appearance of blacks in film before 1900s o Colored Troops Disembarking (1898)- showed black troops going to Span- Amer War Trends in Black Representations 1900-1910 1) Shown doing simple activities—dancing, laughing, washing babies, and spinning cotton o examples: Cake Walk (1903), Comedy Cake Walk (1903), Cotton Spinning , Dancing Nig
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2008 for the course AFAM 276 taught by Professor Regester during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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