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Black Oscars

March 24th, 2021 · No Comments · Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, News, Teens, Virtual Programs

Join the Manchester City Library for a lively virtual discussion about race and representation in the Academy Awards, led by Dr. Frederick Gooding, Jr. on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 6:00 PM on Zoom.

Second only to the Super Bowl in audience size and revenue, the Oscars are more than a mere ceremony; they are a phenomenon. Hosted by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for over ninety years, the Oscars have long been considered the pinnacle of fantasy, beauty, romance and high class. They are eagerly anticipated and are heavily discussed. It is only recently that movements such as #OscarsSoWhite have raised awareness around the more complicated legacy of the Oscars and African American participation in film. Join us as we take a look “behind the scenes” at racial patterns for African Americans that have both changed and stayed the same over time. After this presentation, you will NEVER see the Oscars the same way again!

Dr. Frederick W. Gooding, Jr. (PhD, Georgetown University) is an Associate Professor within the Honors College at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. Gooding critically analyzes race within mainstream media, effectively contextualizing problematic patterns based upon their historical roots.

For questions, call Susan Harmon at 603-624-6550 x3320 or email sharmon@manchesternh.gov

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