Historical Dictionary of African American Television (Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts)
- Publish Date: 2014-10-03
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Kathleen Fearn-Banks;Anne Burford-Johnson
From Amos 'n' Andy to The Jeffersons to Family Matters to Chappelle's Show, this volume has all different genresanimation, documentaries, sitcoms, sports, talk shows, and variety showsand performers such as Muhammad Ali, Louis Armstrong, Bill Cosby, and Oprah Winfrey. Additionally, information can be found on general issues ranging from African American audiences and stereotypes through the related networks and organizations.
This second edition covers the history of African Americans on television from the beginning of national television through the present day including:
- introductory essay
- over 1000 cross-referenced entries on actors, performers, producers, directors, news and sports journalists
- entries on series, specials and movies relevant to African American themes and African American casts
This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of African-Americans and their impact on television.