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If you’re interested in learning about an enslaved young man who became one of the first Black Harvard Law School grads and went on to become a lawyer, activist, and diplomat, then my Archibald Henry Grimké Black History Facts profile is for you.
A review of “The Darkest Child” by Delores Phillips, a novel about a preteen coming of age in a dysfunctional home and community with dreams of escaping both by obtaining an education.
If you’re interested in learning about the first Black woman and likely the first Black person to be a principal in America, then my Fanny Jackson Coppin Black History Facts profile is for you.
“Hollywood Shuffle” is a 1987 satirical film directed by Robert Townsend that uses comedy to provide commentary on the stereotypical roles and portrayals of Black people in film and television. Bobby Taylor (Townsend) is an aspiring actor living with his family and working at a hot dog stand while hoping for his big break. He goes through the process of auditioning for the lead role in “Jivetime Jimmy’s Revenge” excited about the idea of becoming a big star and the money and changes it will bring for his family. But the experience also exposes him to the industry’s prejudiced beliefs about Black people and leads to questions about his morals and integrity.