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Monday, February 10, 1997

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  • African American Film

    While the last ten years has seen an explosion both in Hollywood
    films and prime time television series produced and directed by
    African Americans, it’s only a recent —- and some say limited -—
    phenomenon. For much of the last 80 years — from the Silent Era to
    World War II, through to the civil rights movement and the
    "Blaxploitation" films of the 1970s — African Americans have been
    systematically excluded and misrepresented in the American film and
    television industry.