Course Catalog

AST 307 Black History At the Movies: Truth Telling or Story Telling

Examines the ways commercial films construct the memory and history of critical events in African American cultural life and history. The course interrogates representations of enslavement, the Black Freedom Struggle, Jim Crow and integration in commercial films, specifically "12 Years a Slave," "The Rosa Parks Story," "Once upon a time When We Were Colored," "42-The Jackie Robinson Story," "A Raisin in the Sun," and "Malcolm X." Analyzes the work of racial narratives (perspectives and ideology) in post-civil rights America.

Credits

4

Cross Listed Courses

AST-507

Course Type

ALA

Offered

ALA