As the first salaried Black musician at a major studio, he was a leader in shaping the sound of movies—though he was often uncredited.
"Social problem" films were all the rage after World War II. So how could movies about racism be so conservative?
On the 55th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, U.S. courts are still divided about African Americans’ right to wear their natural hair in the workplace.
This non-exhaustive list of readings in African American Studies highlights the vibrant history of the discipline and introduces the field.