Inspired by Dr. Donald Bogle, the author of “Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies and Bucks: An Interpretative History of Blacks in Films”, we’ve collectively made a list of 30 films for our first official Black History Month movie marathon (why are there 30 and not 29? Listen and all will be explained).
Brandon, Kareem, and Ken go over the films that made our list, our article for which you can read on ssnpodcast.com (shortlink: http://wp.me/p6N4bi-fT). The discussion includes what makes them important (in both good ways and bad ways) to the history of films about, starring, and made by Black people, and an overall review of the history of Black people in cinema over the last 100 years, covering “The Birth of a Nation”, “Within Our Gates”, “Gone with the Wind”, “Carmen Jones”, “In the Heat of the Night”, “Claudine”, “The Color Purple”, “Hollywood Shuffle”, the films of Spike Lee, “Friday”, “Soul Food”, and much, much more.
• 0:00:00 Boilerplate
• 0:00:30 Open
• 0:01:45 Intro/The Say Something Nice 2016 Movie Marathon List
• 0:20:13 Black Film History 101
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