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Black Oscars: from Mammy to Minny, What the Academy Awards Tell Us about African Americans – Virtual

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Wednesday, February 2nd at 7:00pm

Wonder how the Oscars have recognized black actors from the Academy Award’s beginning in 1929? Join author Frederick W. Gooding, Jr. as he presents, “Black Oscars: from Mammy to Minny, What the Academy Awards Tell Us about African Americans.”

Frederick W. Gooding, Jr. provides a thorough analysis and overview of black people that were nominated for their Hollywood roles, going decade by decade in highly accessible language. The book shows how the Oscars are a litmus test, ultimately reflecting what degree our society has truly embraced diversity within the hallowed confines of our sacred imaginations.


Frederick W. Gooding, Jr. (PhD, Georgetown University) is an Associate History Professor and is the inaugural holder of the Dr. Ronald E. Moore Endowed Professor of the Humanities at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. Featured in national publications such as “New York Times” and “USA Today,” Dr. Gooding critically analyzes race in mainstream media and engages audiences on patterns “hidden in plain sight.” Dr. Gooding has also provided social commentary on CBS, NBC and Fox News networks and has reached an international audience with messages of racial healing through the podcast, “Reconcile This!” ( 

This program will be held on Zoom. We will send an email with the Zoom link on the day of the program.

CONTACT: Brendan  978-373-1586, x608