Ethnic Notions

This Emmy Award-winning documentary reveals the origins of the dehumanizing African-American stereotypes found in popular culture, from the Antebellum period to the era of the civil rights movement. Loyal Uncle Toms, carefree Sambos, faithful Mammies, grinning fools, savage brutes, and wide-eyed &qu...

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Corporate Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group.
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c1987.
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Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 15, 2012.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Summary: This Emmy Award-winning documentary reveals the origins of the dehumanizing African-American stereotypes found in popular culture, from the Antebellum period to the era of the civil rights movement. Loyal Uncle Toms, carefree Sambos, faithful Mammies, grinning fools, savage brutes, and wide-eyed "pickaninnies" roll across the screen in cartoons, feature films, popular songs, minstrel shows, advertisements, folklore, household artifacts, even children's rhymes. Narrated by Esther Rolle and with scholarly commentary throughout, the film is a direct challenge to those who say, "It's just a joke.
Item Description: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 15, 2012.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (56 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Format: Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Audience: 6 & up.
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