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The Hidden History of Hollywood - Research Film Studio

CHV 385/AAS 385

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This course uncovers the roots of racial injustice in Hollywood; the secret, but cardinal role Woodrow Wilson played in the production and distribution of D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation that led directly to the rebirth of the KKK and increased violence against Afro-Americans; and William Monroe Trotter's fight against the propaganda film. Wilson's policy of segregation was adapted by Hollywood as a self-censoring industry regulation of representation. Black people could only appear on screen as subservient and marginal characters, never as equals, partners or leaders. This code, Wilson's legacy, has become second nature to Hollywood.
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Section S01

  • Type: Seminar
  • Section: S01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 5
  • Capacity: 10
  • Class Number: 42550
  • Schedule: T 08:00 AM-10:50 AM