Join us for a virtual talk and Q&A with Dr. Gooding, author of "Black Oscars: From Mammy to Minny, What the Academy Awards Tell Us about African Americans".
Frederick W. Gooding, Jr. (AKA “Dr. G”) holds the Dr. Ronald E. Moore Professorship in Humanities in the John V. Roach Honors College.
Gooding critically analyzes race within mainstream media, effectively contextualizing problematic patterns based upon their historical roots. As such, Gooding’s best-known work thus far is “You Mean, There’s RACE in My Movie? The Complete Guide to Understanding Race in Mainstream Hollywood,” which has been utilized in high schools and universities nationwide.
Also, the co-editor of “Stories from the Front of the Room: How Higher Education Faculty Overcome Challenges and Thrive in the Academy,” Gooding has stayed focused on the practical applications of equity with his 2018 book, “American Dream Deferred” carefully detailing the growth and struggles of black federal workers in the postwar era. His latest work, “Black Oscar” (May 2020), expands his reach into cultural studies by analyzing African American Academy Award winners and how their narratives reflect and reinforce larger American history.
Please register to receive the Zoom link or come to the library for the watch party.
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | History & Genealogy | Education & Learning | Arts & Culture |
|Mon, Mar 20||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 21||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 22||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 23||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 24||9:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Mar 25||9:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Mar 26||1:00PM to 5:00PM|
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