January 8, 1999

Ethnic Notions

A Powerful Film That Explores Deeply Rooted Stereotypes

That Have Fueled Anti-Black Prejudice

On Sunday, January 17, 1999, the San Diego Public Library will present a powerful film that takes the viewer on a disturbing voyage through American cultural history, tracing deeply rooted stereotypes that have fueled anti-black prejudice. Several stereotypes will be explored and commentators will explain how these dehumanizing portrayals have exacted a toll on the African American psyche over the years and continue to affect people to this day. Dr. Jonathan Hollo-way, professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego will facilitate a discussion after the film. This film has won the following awards: Golden Gate Aware, Paul Robson Award, Independent film Maker Award, Golden Apple Award and the American Scene Award.

This program is supported in part by the California Council for the Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Before or after this film, please tour the exhibit on the second floor entitled: Free At last: a History of the Abolition of Slavery in American. This exhibit has been developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

The film showing will be held in the third floor auditorium of the Central Library located at 820 E Street. The film begins at 2:00 p.m. and is free to the public.

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