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Black History: Images On Film

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Darryl James

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Some of the most vicious assaults on the Black image have come from our own community. The defending line for every demeaning role in the history of film, from Hattie McDaniels all the way to the new "Blaxploitation" era of today is that for many Black actors, these are the only roles available. Not only is this a lie for today, but it hasn’t been true in nearly 100 years. This show will examine the history of Blacks in the film industry—both the good and the bad--from Oscar Micheaux to Spike Lee and from Stepinfetchit to Tyler Perry. Co-hosts, Trey Whitaker and Demetria Richardson