Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Humanities & Communication
In the beginning of the 20th century and until today, motion pictures continue to create a national consciousness on a wide variey of subjects. Electronic media has become the most powerful communication tool the world has ever known and is United States largest export. This project addresses how African American, specifically, have been portrayed throughout cinematic history in America. It also explores how images of Black Americans reflect societal attitudes, and beliefs. An additional issue relates to how filmmakers and moviegoers can support positive changes and development in film being made today and in the future.
Zoellin, Ana Maria, "A celluloid history of Blacks in America" (2002). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 281.