One of the very first African American women to be in a film is Hattie McDaniel. Hattie McDaniel was an American stage actress, professional singer-songwriter, and comedian. But, Hattie is best known for her role in Gone With The Wind.
The issue I will be discussing is black women representation and portrayal in films. This issue is a personal one for me because I am a black woman myself and I would love to see a more positive representation of women but mostly black women in film. To strengthen my argument, I will be using a film with a cast of only black women being the main actresses.
This is not a review or recommendation its an assignment for my Race, Gender, Science in the Atlantic World class. But, you can still read it and comment! Below are the readings & videos I used. enjoy!