Making Mammy: Stereotypes in Black Cinema

February 9, 2020

February 9, 2020

3:00 PM To 4:30 PM

California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007


(213) 744-7432

Event Description

Dr. Brenda Stevenson, Professor and Nickoll Family Endowed Chair in History at the University of California, Los Angeles, and co-curator of Making Mammy: A Caricature of Black Womanhood, 1840–1940 examines how the legacy of the mammy stereotype lives on in the public imagination through film, entertainment, and advertising, as well as how it perpetuates falsehoods about African Americans.

Located in Los Angeles’ Exposition Park, the California African American Museum’s mission is to research, collect, preserve, and interpret for public enrichment the history, art, and culture of African Americans with an emphasis on California and the western United States.

Founded in 1977, CAAM has a long and rich history. The first African American museum of art, history, and culture fully supported by a state, CAAM was the direct result of a sustained, multi-year campaign of activism undertaken by visionary founders and community members. Its creation was an early and tangible recognition by the State of California of the critically important role African Americans have played in the American West’s cultural, economic, and political development.


How to Register?

Parking at Exposition Center/Museum is $12/cash only. 

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