Black Cinemagoing in Interwar New York

Black Cinema-Going
01 May 2018 → 30 April 2020
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Cultural history
  • Social sciences
    • Visual communication
    • Cultural media
historical audience studies African American studies film cinemagoing gender
Other information
Project description

This project aims to re-construct the experience of cinema-going in black communities of New York during the interwar period. In drawing on a plethora of multidisciplinary resources – personal correspondence, diary entries, cinema records, fan letters, local news stories and articles from historical black press – it will investigate the roles played by cinema, the dominant form of entertainment at the time, in shaping the lives of African-American women in Harlem.

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Executive Agency (REA). Neither the European Union nor the authority can be held responsible for them.