Even though it labelled as a research essay, DO NOT USE QUOTES. use your own  words and thougths. use dates and facts to support your opinion.

 

In your research of television programs from the 1950's and 1960's, you will also be required to write an essay about how African Americans were portrayed in shows that were broadcast during this era.

  • Describe how television helped to shape the image of Black America during the 1950's and 1960's. Discuss racial stereotyping.
  • Research Rootsfrom the 1970's. How was Rootsdifferent from these earlier television shows (Good Times, Sanford & Son, etc.) in terms of the depiction of African American popular culture? Give examples.

This paper should be 1 page, in APA style, utilizing the college's library resources. One scholarly article as a minimum should be included in your essay.

 

rubric

Analysis of how television helped to shape the image of Black America during the 1950's and 1960's.

50

Defines the shift in how African Americans were represented in American television over the last half century.

35

Demonstrates knowledge of civil rights issues in American history.

Be sure to use specific examples such as the Amos and Andy television show from 1951-1953. be sure to comment on the typical role for  black actors in the 50s and 60s. the second half of the question to be answered in the essay concerns the Cosby show in the 80s and the mini series roots in 1977.

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