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  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor,
  • Film & Video - History & Criticism,
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  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General,
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  • African Americans in motion pi,
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  • African Americans in the motion picture industry,
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ISBN 100252028929
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