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“Black Pioneers in Communication Research is a pathbreaking book that displays a refreshingly joyful and critical spirit. Here, communication theory is shown to be the work of real persons living real lives, asking real questions of real problems. By celebrating and evaluating the lives of Black scholars as they have sought to advance communication studies, readers are introduced to perhaps the first truly foundational text our field has to offer! By tracing pioneers' life histories up to their current contributions to the field of communication, students will not simply be exposed to a concept and its definition, but rather invited to explore the evolution of both the concept and its progenitor. This illuminates and enlivens the study of communication while helping readers to be conscious ...

Donald E. Bogle
Donald E. Bogle

The idea [of the book Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies & Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films] was to examine those things that had been so important and of such great interest to me during my early ...

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