Courtesy Castle Rock
Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan in a scene from The Green Mile.
From mammies and bucks to pimps and gangsters, we continue our month-long look at African Americans in film with a focus on the subject of stereotypes.
How have stereotypes shifted, and how is the audience impacted?
Joining Farai Chideya are Anna Everett — chair of film and media studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara — and famed actor/director Bill Duke. Duke's film, Prince Among Slaves, is one of the most recent works on his extensive resume.