Black Cinema Treasures (Hardcover)

Lost and Found

By G. William Jones, Ossie Davis (Foreword by)

University of North Texas Press, 9780929398266, 242pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1991

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/1/1997)

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Focusing on a much-neglected area of film experience in America, Black Cinema Treasures furthers the preservation of America’s cultural and historic heritage, especially its African-American heritage as seen through the eyes of the African-American independent filmmakers of the 1920s through the 1950s. Ossie Davis says that the collection is one of the best sources of black “self-consciousness” in America during those decades.

About the Author

G. William Jones was professor of cinema and video in the Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, Founder/Director of the Southwest Film/Video Archives there, and founder of the USA Film Festival in Dallas.