Posts Tagged: Black History

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

When Movies Were Black and White- Jim Crow

  What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” had been  pretty much confirmed by

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

When Movies Were Black and White- Jim Crow

  What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” had been  pretty much confirmed by

Blackface ad Lifesavers 1950

Blackface Never In Good Taste

  Among the collection of vintage advertising we’re likely never to see today can be added this 1950 advertisement for Lifesaver’s Pep o Mint. Thinking nothing wrong in using black face to advertise their candy one even half expects the

Blackface ad Lifesavers 1950

Blackface Never In Good Taste

  Among the collection of vintage advertising we’re likely never to see today can be added this 1950 advertisement for Lifesaver’s Pep o Mint. Thinking nothing wrong in using black face to advertise their candy one even half expects the

Vintage racist ad GE 1947 Black Maid

Black Stereotypes in Advertising- Maid to Order

The Oscar so White  movement has justly taken Hollywood to task for its diversity problem. Much has been made of the fact that when the Academy has given an Oscar to black actors it has, nearly 55 % of the

Vintage racist ad GE 1947 Black Maid

Black Stereotypes in Advertising- Maid to Order

The Oscar so White  movement has justly taken Hollywood to task for its diversity problem. Much has been made of the fact that when the Academy has given an Oscar to black actors it has, nearly 55 % of the

Bill Cosby 1965

Cosby Kiss and Tell

In 1966 suave leading man Bill Cosby lamented “Why won’t they let me kiss on TV?” Perhaps frustrated at not getting enough action on the small screen he took matters into his own hands in his private life. Exactly a

Bill Cosby 1965

Cosby Kiss and Tell

In 1966 suave leading man Bill Cosby lamented “Why won’t they let me kiss on TV?” Perhaps frustrated at not getting enough action on the small screen he took matters into his own hands in his private life. Exactly a

vintage Movie poster Ebony on Parade

Blacks and Whites and Movies

What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Recent accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” was pretty much confirmed by the

vintage Movie poster Ebony on Parade

Blacks and Whites and Movies

What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Recent accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” was pretty much confirmed by the

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

Jim Crow Goes to the Movies

What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Recent accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” was pretty much confirmed by the

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

Jim Crow Goes to the Movies

What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Recent accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” was pretty much confirmed by the

vintage illustration torture slaves

Tortured Truth

Torture is not part of our American mythology of goodness and justice for all. “It’s not who we are,” Secretary of State John Kerry said in response to the CIA Torture Report. “…It’s contrary to our values,” asserted our first

vintage illustration torture slaves

Tortured Truth

Torture is not part of our American mythology of goodness and justice for all. “It’s not who we are,” Secretary of State John Kerry said in response to the CIA Torture Report. “…It’s contrary to our values,” asserted our first

march on washington 1962 MLK

Why They Marched on Washington in 1963

A Sign of the Times Why was there a March on Washington in 1963? It’s as simple as Black and White. Separate was not equal, it was as different as black and white Fifty year later, are we still seeing

march on washington 1962 MLK

Why They Marched on Washington in 1963

A Sign of the Times Why was there a March on Washington in 1963? It’s as simple as Black and White. Separate was not equal, it was as different as black and white Fifty year later, are we still seeing