In honor of Juneteenth, I decided to collect links to some of the articles I’ve written where I discuss the work of black film artists in one celebratory post. I hope it will encourage readers to seek out work by black directors, actors and writers that I’ve singled out and discover more of their incredible output.
- THE BRUTAL TRUTH: Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave (2013)
- Fighting Prejudice with Sidney Poitier
- Gordon Parks: Filmmaker, Photographer & Renaissance Man
- Three Reasons to Spend Time with Cleopatra Jones
- Crime & Passion: Pool of London (1951)
- Bigotry & Bloodshed: SAPPHIRE (1959)
- Melvin Van Peebles: The Story of a Three-Day Pass (1967)
- Talking with Trina: An Interview with Trina Parks
- Ralph Nelson’s Duel at Diablo (1966)
- Sugar Hill (1974)
- Super Sisters On Cycles: Darktown Strutters (1975)
- Mahogany on DVD!
- Book Review: Sticking it to the Man: Revolution and Counterculture in Pulp and Popular Fiction, 1950-1980
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