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The Resource Envisioning freedom : cinema and the building of modern Black life, Cara Caddoo

Envisioning freedom : cinema and the building of modern Black life, Cara Caddoo

Label
Envisioning freedom : cinema and the building of modern Black life
Title
Envisioning freedom
Title remainder
cinema and the building of modern Black life
Statement of responsibility
Cara Caddoo
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Viewing turn-of-the-century African American history through the lens of cinema, Envisioning Freedom examines the forgotten history of early black film exhibition during the era of mass migration and Jim Crow. By embracing the new medium of moving pictures at the turn of the twentieth century, black Americans forged a collective{u2014}if fraught{u2014}culture of freedom. In Cara Caddoo{u2019}s perspective-changing study, African Americans emerge as pioneers of cinema from the 1890s to the 1920s. Across the South and Midwest, moving pictures presented in churches, lodges, and schools raised money and created shared social experiences for black urban communities. As migrants moved northward, bound for Chicago and New York, cinema moved with them. Along these routes, ministers and reformers, preaching messages of racial uplift, used moving pictures as an enticement to attract followers. But as it gained popularity, black cinema also became controversial. Facing a losing competition with movie houses, once-supportive ministers denounced the evils of the 2colored theater.3 Onscreen images sparked arguments over black identity and the meaning of freedom. In 1910, when boxing champion Jack Johnson became the world{u2019}s first black movie star, representation in film vaulted to the center of black concerns about racial progress. Black leaders demanded self-representation and an end to cinematic mischaracterizations which, they charged, violated the civil rights of African Americans. In 1915, these ideas both led to the creation of an industry that produced 2race films3 by and for black audiences and sparked the first mass black protest movement of the twentieth century.--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Caddoo, Cara
Dewey number
791.43/652996073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.N4
LC item number
C33 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans in motion pictures
  • African Americans in the motion picture industry
  • African Americans
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion picture audiences
  • Race films
  • African Americans in motion pictures
  • African Americans in the motion picture industry
  • African Americans
  • Motion picture audiences
  • Motion pictures
  • Race films
  • United States
Label
Envisioning freedom : cinema and the building of modern Black life, Cara Caddoo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Picturing freedom -- Exhibitions of faith and fellowship -- Cinema and the god given right to play -- Colored theaters in the Jim Crow city -- Monuments of progress -- The fight over fight pictures -- Mobilizing an envisioned community -- Race films and the transnational frontier -- Conclusion: Picturing the future
Control code
875999879
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780674368057
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014005703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)875999879
Label
Envisioning freedom : cinema and the building of modern Black life, Cara Caddoo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Picturing freedom -- Exhibitions of faith and fellowship -- Cinema and the god given right to play -- Colored theaters in the Jim Crow city -- Monuments of progress -- The fight over fight pictures -- Mobilizing an envisioned community -- Race films and the transnational frontier -- Conclusion: Picturing the future
Control code
875999879
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780674368057
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014005703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)875999879

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