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Blaxploitation Movies

  • By: Yvonne Sims
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Frank Beaver, author of Dictionary of Film Terms, defines blaxploitation as “commercially minded films made to appeal specifically to the interests of black audiences” (p. 37). The origin of the term is credited to then-President of the ...

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