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The 50 Most Influential Black Films

The 50 Most Influential Black Films is an introspective study of the black image in motion pictures from the late-19th century through the 20th century. Its chapters are organized by decades, starting with silent films and continuing through independent films of the 1990s. Each chapter begins with a synopsis of the social issues affecting black people during the period covered, and situates black film within the larger context of a people struggling to find their way in a culture that did not always accept the black image on screen.