Events Calendar
Academic Calendar
left arrow January 2018 right arrow
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
     
             

View Events By Category

Today at BMCC Travel Directions BMCC Area Map

 To submit an event for the calendar email publicaffairs@bmcc.cuny.edu.

African Heritage Month: Race Movies - Oscar Micheaux and Early African American Filmmakers

February 21
12:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Room N-452 at 199 Chambers St.

Join us for a series of film screenings and conversations about Race Movies: Oscar Micheaux and Early African American Filmmakers.

About Race Movies
Race Movies or race film was a film type produced entirely in the United States between about 1915 and the early 1950s, consisting of films produced for an all-black audience, featuring black casts. Many race films, particularly those produced by white studios, expressed middle-class urban values, especially education and industriousness. Common themes included the "improvement" of the black race, the supposed tension between educated and uneducated blacks, and the tragic consequences in store for blacks who resisted liberal capitalist values. The most famous race movie, The Scar of Shame, incorporated all of these themes.

See the complete list of African Heritage Month events.

 

 

 

Back

  • BMCC logo
The City University of New York

Borough of Manhattan Community College
The City University of New York
199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007
212-220-8000 | Directory

Text Only Version