NC Bookwatch

Charlene Regester - African American Actresses: The...

Season 1300 Episode 1323 | 26m 47s Video has closed captioning.

Nine actresses, from Madame Sul-Te-Wan in Birth of a Nation (1915) to Ethel Waters in Member of the Wedding (1952), are profiled in African American Actresses. Charlene Regester poses questions about prevailing racial politics, on-screen and off-screen identities, and black stardom and white stardom. She reveals how these women fought for their roles as well as what they did or not compromised.

Aired: 07/08/11

Rating: NR

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