African American film genre
...American Film 28 Feb. 2006 An African American Film Genre Long before John Crow's laws, white Americans had already a pre-conceived view of black people as inferior, which helped them justify slavery. After all they were unable to learn English and spoke Pigeon English, another proof that blacks were not intelligent. From the 1620s, blacks were stereotyped and the emergence of minstrel shows in the 1840s only helped in branding even more this misconception, (Davis) and introducing black caricatures, portrayed by white actors with black-make-up, as the coons, the toms, and the mammies at first, and later on followed by the mulattoes and the bucks. The first movie ever where... Johana Nadler African...