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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.

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