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The Handbook of Black Studies is the first resource to bring together research and scholarship in the field of African-American studies in one volume. Editors Molefi Kete Asante and Maulana Karenga, along with a pre-eminent group of contributors, examine various aspects of the field of Black Studies. Organized into three parts, this Handbook explores historical and cultural foundations, philosophical and conceptual bases, and critical and analytical concepts.
Chapter 25: Film as Historical Method in Black Studies: Documenting the African Experience
Film as Historical Method in Black Studies: Documenting the African Experience
Through long years the “Black Mother” of Africa would populate the Americas with millions of her sons and daughters, and Europe would pile up libraries of comment on the nature of these victims and of the Africa that could yield them. But where in the multitude of these opinions—philanthropic or cynical, sincere, self-interested or merely superstitious—may one safely draw the line between illusion and reality? Perhaps it is only now, when the bitter memories of slaving are assuaged by time, when the old servitude of Africa begins to be dispelled by a new freedom, and when there is no longer any point in the ...