TV’s Stereotype of African American women from Belluah to Gimme a Break!
Feb. 11, 2020 | 6:30-8:00pm
Lake Shore Sport and Fitness – 1320 W Fullerton, Chicago
Cost: $10- please check in at front desk and pay at door
African-American women’s stereotyping in American film was accepted by executives, performers and audiences for decades. It led to the same treatment in the early days of television. Cynthia traces the radio favorite “Beulah” to its pioneering TV iteration and discusses the return of a portly, African-American domestic with 1981’s “Gimme A Break!”.
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