Black Male Frames: African Americans in a Century of Hollywood Cinema, 1903-2003

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Black Male Frames charts the development and shifting popularity of two stereotypes of black masculinity in popular American film: "the shaman" or "the scoundrel." Starting with colonial times, Williams identifies the origins of these roles in an America where black men were forced either to defy or to defer to their white masters. These figures recur in the stories America tells about its black men, from the fictional Jim Crow and Zip Coon to historical figures such as Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois. Williams ...

Black Male Frames: African Americans in a Century of Hollywood Cinema, 1903-2003 2014, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse

ISBN-13: 9780815633822

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