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Coffy, YouTube, and Uncle Ben: The Use of Film and New Media in the Teaching of African American Studies at the University of Hawai'i
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Educational Perspectives Volume 42, Number 1, ISSN 0013-1849

Abstract

In this article, the author discusses how she uses film and new media to "teach students to comprehend the complex historical, social, political, and cultural dimensions of the African American experience." The author uses D.W. Griffith's 1915 "Birth of a Nation," a number of "Blaxploitation" films, YouTube videos, and cultural tropes common to African America and Hawai'i--such as plantations and rice--to direct her students' attention to the African American experience.

Citation

White, E.J. (2009). Coffy, YouTube, and Uncle Ben: The Use of Film and New Media in the Teaching of African American Studies at the University of Hawai'i. Educational Perspectives, 42(1), 47-53. Retrieved February 26, 2021 from .

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