Shaping the Image of Black America

I’m studying and need help with a Film question to help me learn.

In your research of television programs from the 1950’s and 1960’s, you will also be required to write an essay about how African Americans were portrayed in shows that were broadcast during this era.

  • Describe how television helped to shape the image of Black America during the 1950’s and 1960’s. Discuss racial stereotyping.
  • Research Roots from the 1970’s. How was Roots different from these earlier television shows (Good Times, Sanford & Son, etc.) in terms of the depiction of African American popular culture? Give examples.

This paper should be 1-2 pages, in APA style, utilizing the college’s library resources. One scholarly article as a minimum should be included in your essay.

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