Black Hollywood, Then and Now

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In Hollywood's infancy, African-Americans had few roles — or jobs — to choose from. The Oscars were out of reach for talents such as Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Paul Robeson or Lena Horne. We look behind the scenes in Black Hollywood.


Donald Bogle, authority on African Americans on Film; professor, NYU's Tisch School of the Arts; author, Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams: The Story of Black Hollywood



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