African Americans and the Oscar: Decades of Struggle and Achievement

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African Americans and the Oscar highlights the advancements Black performers have made on the silver screen and how those performances were honored by the Academy. Edward Mapp profiles all the nominees and recipients of the coveted award in the acting, writing, and directing categories, providing valuable information about how the role or film was viewed during its time and placing it in historical context by drawing connections to other related awards or events in film history.