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Uploaded on Feb 15, 2008

Part 2 of 6

A history of the racially stereotyped portrayal of African Americans in cinema. Written and narrated by Melvin Van
Peebles, director of "revolutionary" film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

Van Peebles is no angel, his films have been called exploitative, but this history is powerful.

Watch ALL 6 PARTS to see how stereotyped representations have evolved from early cinema to today.

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