Hollywood's African American Films

The Transition to Sound

Author: Ryan Jay Friedman

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813550483

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 247

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In 1929 and 1930, during the Hollywood studios' conversion to synchronized-sound film production, white-controlled trade magazines and African American newspapers celebrated a "vogue" for "Negro films." "Hollywood's African American Films" argues that the movie business turned to black musical performance to both resolve technological and aesthetic problems introduced by the medium of "talking pictures" and, at the same time, to appeal to the white "Broadway" audience that patronized their most lucrative first-run theaters. Capitalizing on highbrow associations with white "slumming" in African American cabarets and on the cultural linkage between popular black musical styles and "natural" acoustics, studios produced a series of African American-cast and white-cast films featuring African American sequences. Ryan Jay Friedman asserts that these transitional films reflect contradictions within prevailing racial ideologies--arising most clearly in the movies' treatment of African American characters' decisions to migrate. Regardless of how the films represent these choices, they all prompt elaborate visual and narrative structures of containment that tend to highlight rather than suppress historical tensions surrounding African American social mobility, Jim Crow codes, and white exploitation of black labor.

Negro Year Book - An Annual Encyclopedia of the Negro 1931-1932

Author: Jessie Parkhurst Guzman

Publisher: Law. Press

ISBN: 140976513X

Category: History

Page: 560

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Mis-education of the Negro

Author: Carter Godwin Woodson

Publisher: ReadaClassic.com

ISBN: N.A

Category: African Americans

Page: 207

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Woodson's classic work of criticism explores how the education received by blacks has failed to give them an appreciation of themselves as a race and their contributions to history. Woodson puts forward a program that calls for the educated to learn about their past and serve the black community. (Education/Teaching)

The 2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia

Author: Pete Palmer

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402736254

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1742

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Details statistics from United States baseball teams and players from 1900 through the previous season, including draft information, and provides lists of award winners and world champion teams.

Negro Year Book: An Annual Encyclopedia of the Negro 1937-1938

Author: Monroe Nathan Work,Jessie Parkhurst Guzman

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781378633755

Category: History

Page: 594

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Beloved

Author: Toni Morrison

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307388629

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Author: L. Frank Baum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 329

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In the first of L. Frank Baum's time-honored Oz novels, country girl Dorothy Gale gets whisked away by a cyclone to the fantastical Land of Oz. Dropped into the midst of trouble when her farmhouse crushes a tyrannical sorceress, Dorothy incurs the wrath of the Wicked Witch of the West. Dorothy is desperate to return to her native Kansas, and, aided by the Good Witch of the North, she sets out for the Emerald City to get help from the legendary Wizard. On her way, she meets three unlikely allies who embody key human virtues—the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion.

Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc

Publisher: Merriam-Webster

ISBN: 9780877790426

Category: Reference

Page: 1236

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"A rich source of information about the world's finest literature. Over 10,000 entries and 250 illustrations covering authors, works, and literary terms and topics from all eras and all parts of the world. Includes pronunciations."

The ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia

Author: Gary Gillette,Pete Palmer

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402747717

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1808

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Details statistics from American professional baseball teams and players from 1900 through the previous season, including draft information, lists of award winners and world champion teams, career records, Negro League statistics, and facts about the teams, managers, ballparks, and more. Original.


Africana

The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience : the Concise Desk Reference

Author: Anthony Appiah,Henry Louis Gates

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780762416424

Category: History

Page: 1135

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Drawn from the acclaimed landmark in reference publishing, this incomparable one-volume encyclopedia of the black world is now within reach of every family, student, and educator. It brings the entire Pan-African experience into sharp focus, with entries ranging from "affirmative action" to "zydeco," from each of the most prominent ethnic groups in Africa to each member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Africana will provide hours of reading pleasure through its longer, interpretive essays on the religion, arts, and cultural life of Africans and of black people everywhere.

Negro Year Book, 1952

A Review of Events Affecting Negro Life

Author: Jessie Parkhurst Guzman,Lewis W Jones,Woodrow Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258328375

Category:

Page: 498

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Contributing Authors Include Sherman Briscoe, John Brown, Roscoe Brown, And Many Others.





Crusade for civic democracy

the story of the Tuskegee Civic Association, 1941-1970

Author: Jessie Parkhurst Guzman

Publisher: Vantage Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 226

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