The history of the African-American Cinema is a harsh timeline of racism, repression and struggle contrasted with film scenes of boundless joy, hope and artistic spirit. Until recently, the study of the "separate cinema" (a phrase used by historians John Kisch and Edward Mapp to describe the segregation of the mainstream, Hollywood film community) was limited, if not totally ignored, by writers and researchers. The uphill battle by black filmmakers and performers, to achieve acceptance and respect, was an ugly blot on the pages of film history. Upon winning his Best Actor Oscar for LILLIES OF THE FIELD (1963), Sidney Poitier accepted, on behalf of the countless unsung African-American artists, by acknowledging the "long journey to this moment." This emotional, heartbreaking and inspiring journey is vividly illustrated by the latest acquisition to the Belknap Collection for the Performing Arts - THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN CINEMA COLLECTION.

The valuable research material, housed in this collection, includes over 300 pressbooks (illustrated campaign and advertising catalogs sent to theatre owners), press kits (media packages including biographies, promotional essays and illustrations), programs and over 1000 photographs and slides. The journey begins with the blatant racism of D.W. Griffith's THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915), a film respected as an epic milestone, but reviled as the blueprint for black film stereotypes that would appear throughout the 20th century. Researchers will follow African-American films through an extended period of stereotypical casting (SONG OF THE SOUTH, 1946) and will be dazzled by the glorious "All-Negro" musicals such as STORMY WEATHER (1943), ST.LOUIS BLUES (1958) and PORGY AND BESS (1959). The post-war era introduces the serious black actor to the American moviegoer (Sidney Poitier in A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Dorothy Dandridge in BRIGHT ROAD and Brock Peters in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD), but the promise was greater than reality.

The period of "Blacksploitation" or "Blaxploitation" in the late 1960s and 70s is a major area covered in the African-American Cinema Collection. Films such as SHAFT, SUPERFLY, SCREAM, BLACULA ,SCREAM and CLEOPATRA JONES offered flashy lead roles to black actors, but action and grit often overshadowed character development and plotlines. However, the film output did prove the audience for black film was present and eager. The "New Black Wave", beginning in the 1980s (led by directors such as Spike Lee and John Singleton) was the culmination of a century of filmmaking and yearning. Films such as DO THE RIGHT THING (1989) and BOYZ N THE HOOD (1991) tackled serious topics that crossed racial lines and appealed to mainstream audiences. As the new century began, the black actor would find himself among the major box office stars of the day, and actors such as Denzel Washington, Halle Berry and Whoopi Goldberg would win Oscars for serious, high-profile and varied roles. The African-American filmmaker was finally earning the respect that was long overdue.

The acquisition of the African-American Cinema material lays an important foundation for a collection that will expand to include promotional material for black silent film contributions, independent "race films" (made for black theatre audiences in the 1930s, 40s and 50s), the "all-colored" Westerns and the African-American musical contributions from the advent of the talking film to present day music videos. As it stands, the AFRICAN-AMERICAN CINEMA COLLECTION is an impressive overview of the black film experience, but the collection is a work in progress and far from complete.

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Press Kits
Box 2
Press Kits
Box 3
Press Kits
Box 4
Press Kits
Box 5
Press Kits
Box 6
Box 7
Box 8
Box 9 (Oversize)
Box 10 (Oversize)

Above the Rim (1994) Duane Martin, Leon, Tupac Shakur Press Kit
Ali (2001) Will Smith, Jamie Fox Press Kit
Amistad (1997) Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne Press Kit (3 copies)
Baby Boy (2001) Tyrese, Taraji P. Henson Press Kit
Bad Boys (1995) Martin Lawrence, Will Smith Press Kit
Bamboozled (2000) Damon Wayans, Savion Glover Press Kit
Baps (1997) Halle Berry, Martin Landau Press Kit
Bebe's Kids (1992) Faizon Love, Vanessa Bell Calloway Press Kit
Beloved (1998) Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover Press Kit
Best Man, The (1999) Taye Diggs, Nia Long Press Kit
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold Press Kit
Big Momma's House (2000) Martin Lawrence, Nia Long Press Kit
Bird (1988) Forest Whitaker, Diane Venora Press Kit
Black and White (1999) Scott Caan, Robert Downey, Jr., Marla Maples Press Kit
Black Boy (1995) Richard Wright IV, Ralph Ellison Press Kit
Black Is...Black Ain't (1995) Angela Davis, Essex Hemphill Press Kit
Black Knight (2001) Martin Lawrence, Marsha Thomason Press Kit
Blankman (1994) Damon Wayans, David Alan Grier Press Kit
Blue Streak (1999) Martin Lawrence, Luke Wilson Press Kit
Boesman and Lena (2000) Danny Glover, Angela Bassett Press Kit
Bones (2001) Snoop Dogg, Pam Grier Press Kit
Boomerang (1992) Eddie Murphy, Robin Givens Press Kit
Booty Call (1997) Jamie Fox, Tommy Davidson Press Kit
Bopha (1992) Danny Glover, Malcolm MacDowell Press Kit
Bowfinger (1999) Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy Press Kit
Boys N the Hood (1991) Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding, Jr. Press Kit
Breakin' 2 (1984) Lucinda Dickey, Adolpho Quinones Press Kit
Brothers From Another Planet, The (1984) Joe Morton, Daryl Edwards Press Kit
Brother Minister: The Assassination of Malcolm X (1994) Roscoe Lee Browne (Narrator) Press Kit
Brothers, The (2001) Morris Chestnut, D.L. Hughley Press Kit
Bulletproof (1996) Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler Press Kit
Bulworth (1998) Warren Beatty, Halle Berry Press Kit
Burgler (1997) Whoopi Goldberg, Bobcat Godthwait Press Kit
CB4 (1993) Chris Rock, Allen Payne Press Kit
Caught Up (1998) Bokeem Woodbine, Cynda Williams Press Kit
Caveman's Valentine, The (2001) Samuel L. Jackson, Colm Feore Press Kit
Clara's Heart (1988) Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Ontkean Press Kit
Class Act (1992) Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin Press Kit
Cleopatra Jones (1973) Tamara Dobson, Bernie Casey Press Kit
Clockers (1995) Harvey Keitel, John Turturro Press Kit
Color Purple, The (1985) Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover Press Kit
Coming to America (1988) Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall Press Kit
Cool Runnings (1993) Leon, Doug E. Doug Press Kit
Crooklyn (1994) Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo Press Kit
Cry the Beloved Country (1995) James Earl Jones, Richard Harris Press Kit
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Dangerous Ground (1997) Thokozani Nkosi, Ron Smerczak Press Kit
Dead Presidents (1995) Larenz Tate, Keith David Press Kit
Def by Temptation (1990) James Bond III, Kadeem Hardison Press Kit
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995) Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore Press Kit
Disorderlies (1987) Mark Morales, Darren Robinson Press Kit
Distinguished Gentleman, The (1992) Eddie Murphy, Lane Smith Press Kit
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996) Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans Press Kit
Do the Right Thing (1989) Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis Press Kit
Dr. Dolittle (1998) Eddie Murphy, Ossie Davis Press Kit
Down in the Delta (1998) AlfreWoodard, Al Freeman Press Kit
Down to Earth (2001) Chris Rock, Regina King Press Kit
Drop Squad (19940 Eriq LaSalle, Vondie Curtis-Hall Press Kit
Eddie (1996) Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Langella Press Kit
Enemy of the State (1998) Gene Hackman, Will Smith Press Kit
Ernie Andrews: Blues for Central Avenue (1987) Ernie Andrews, Harry "Sweets" Edison Press Kit
Eve's Bayou (1997) Debbi Morgan, Vondie Curtis-Hall Press Kit
Family Thing, A (1996) Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones Press Kit
Fire This Time, The (1994) Brooke Adams (Narrator) Press Kit
Five Heartbeats (1991) Robert Townsend, Michael Wright Press Kit
Foreign Student (1994) Robin Givens, Marco Hofschneider Press Kit
Four Little Girls (1997) Maxine McNair, Chris McNair Press Kit
Fresh (1994) Sean Nelson, Giancarlo Esposito Press Kit
Friday (1995) Ice Cube, Chris Tucker Press Kit
Gang Related (1997) James Belushi, Tupac Shakur Press Kit
Get On the Bus (1996) Richard Belzar, D'qunde Bonds Press Kit
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) Forest Whitaker, John Tormey Press Kit
Gifted, The (1993) Ed Cambridge, Bianca Ferguson Press Kit
Girl 6 (1996) Theresa Randle, Isaiah Washington Press Kit
Glass Shield, The (1994) Erich Anderson, Richard Anderson Press Kit (2 copies)
Glory (1989) Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington Press Kit
Good Burger (1997) Nel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson Press Kit
Great Performances - Dance in America: Alvin Ailey, American Dance Theatre - Steps Ahead (1991) Alvin Ailey Press Kit
Great White Hype, The (1996) Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum Press Kit
Harlem Diary (1995) Jermaine Ashwood, Amir Williams Foster Press Kit
Harlem Nights (1989) Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor Press Kit
Hav Plenty (1997) Christopher Scott Cherot, Chenoa Maxwell Press Kit
He Got Game (1998) Denzel Washington, Ray Allen Press Kit
High School High (1996) Tia Carrere, Louise Fletcher Press Kit
Higher Learning (1995) Omar Epps, Kristy Swanson Press Kit
Hoodlum (1997) Laurence Fishburne, Tim Roth Press Kit
Holy Man (1998) Eddie Murphy, Jeff Goldblum Press Kit
Hoop Dreams (1994) William Gates, Arthur Agee Press Kit
How High (2001) Method Man, Redman Press Kit
House Party 2 (1991) Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin Press Kit
House Party 3 (1994) Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin Press Kit
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How to Be a Player (1997) Bill Bellamy, Natalie Desselle Press Kit
How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired (1989) Roberta Weiss, Myriam Cyr Press Kit
How U Like Me Now (1993) Charnele Brown, Debra Crable Press Kit
Hurricane, The (1999) Denzel Washington, Vicellous  Reon Press Kit
I Be Done Been Was Is (1984) Marsha Warfield, Alice Arthur Press Kit
I Got the Hook Up (1998) Master P, Anthony Johnson Press Kit
In Too Deep (1999) Omar Epps, LL Cool J Press Kit
Jason's Lyric (1994) Allen Payne, Jada Pinkett Press Kit
Jefferson in Paris (1995) Nick Nolte, Gwyneth Paltrow, Thandie Newton Press Kit
JoJo Dancer, Your Life is Calling (1986) Richard Pryor, Debbie Allen Press Kit
Journey of August King, The (1995) Jason Patric, Thandie Newton Press Kit
Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986) Whoopi Goldberg, Stephen Collins Press Kit
Jungle Fever (1991) Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra Press Kit
Krush Groove (1985) Sheila E., Joseph Simmons Press Kit
Ladies Man, The (2000) Tim Meadows, Karyn Parsons Press Kit
Lean on Me (1989) Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd Press Kit
Leonard, Part 6 (1987) Bill Cosby, Tom Courtney Press Kit
Let's Do It Again (1975) Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby Press Kit
Life (1999) Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence Press Kit (2 copies)
Light It Up (1999) Usher Raymond, Forest Whitaker Press Kit
Lighten Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones (1990) Quincy Jones, George Benson Press Kit
Long Walk Home, The (1990) Sissy Spacek, Whoopi Goldberg Press Kit
Losing Isaiah (1995) Jessica Lange, Halle Berry Press Kit
Love and Basketball (2000) Glenndon Chatman, Jess Willard Press Kit
Love Jones (1997) Larenz Tate, Nia Long Press Kit
Low Down Dirty Shame, A (1994) Keenen Ivory Wayans, Charles Dutton Press Kit
Made in America (1993) Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson Press Kit
Malcolm X (1992) Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett Press Kit
Martin (1990) John Jones, Sheila Rohan Press Kit
Menace II Society (1993) Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate Press Kit
Meteor Man, The (1993) Robert Townsend, Marla Gibbs Press Kit
Mississippi Burning (1988) Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe Press Kit
Mississippi Masala (1991) Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury Press Kit
Mo' Better Blues (1990) Denzel Washington, Spike Lee Press Kit
Mo' Money (1992) Damon Wayans, Stacey Dash Press Kit
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New Jack City (1991) Wesley Snipes, Ice T Press Kit
New Jersey Drive (1995) Christine Baranski, Samantha Brown Press Kit
Next Friday (2000) Ice Cube, Mike Epps Press Kit
Norman...Is That You (1976) Redd Foxx, Pearl Bailey Press Kit
Once Upon a Time...When We Was Black (1995) Al Freeman, Jr., Phylicia Rashad Press Kit
Original Gangstas (1996) Fred Williamson, Jim Brown Press Kit
Original Kings of Comedy, The (2000) Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley Press Kit
Paris is Burning (1990) Andre Christian, Dorian Corey Press Kit
Panther (1995) Angela Bassett, Kadeem Hardison, Bokeem Woodbine Press Kit
Phat Beach (1996) Jermaine "Huggy" Hopkins, Brian Hooks Press Kit
Poetic Justice (1993) Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur Press Kit
Porgy and Bess (1993) Willard White, Cynthia Hayman Press Kit
Posse (1993) Mario Van Peebles, Stephen Baldwin Press Kit
Preacher's Wife, The (1996) Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston Press Kit
Rage in Harlem, A (1991) Forest Whitaker, Gregory Hines Press Kit
Raisin in the Sun, A (1989) Danny Glover, Esther Rolle Press Kit
Raw (1987) Eddie Murphy Press Kit
Rhyme and Reason (1997) The Notorious B.I.G., Kurtis Blow Press Kit
Ride (1998) Malik Yoba, Melissa DeSousa Press Kit
Round Midnight (1986) Dexter Gordon, Francois Cluzet Press Kit
Sarafina (1992) Whoopi Goldberg, John Kani Press Kit
School Daze (1988) Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito Press Kit
Set It Off (1996) Jada Pinkett-Smith Queen Latifah Press Kit
Shaft (2000) Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa L. Williams Press Kit
She's Gotta Have It (1986) Tracy Camila Johns, TommyRedmond Hicks, Spike Lee Press Kit
Sidewalk Stories (1989) Charles Lane, Nicole Alysia Press Kit
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Sister Act (1992) Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith Press Kit
Sister Act 2 (1993) Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy Press Kit
Sixth Man, The (1997) Marlon Wayans, Kadeem Hardison Press Kit
Slam (1998) Saul Williams, Sonja Sohn Press Kit
Soldier's Story, A (1984) Howard E. Rollins, Jr., Adolph Ceasar, Denzel Washington Press Kit
Soul Food ((1997) Vanessa L. Williams, Vivica A. Fox Press Kit (2 copies)
South Central (1992) Glenn Plummer, Byron Minns Press Kit
Spike Lee Collector's Set, The : Do The Right Thing, Mo'Better Blues, and Jungle Fever (2002) Spike Lee, Ossie Davis Press Kit
Sprung (1997) Tisha Campbell, Wes Hubbard Press Kit
Stepping Razor: Red X (1992) Peter Tosh Press Kit
Squeeze (1997) Tyrone Burton, Eddie Cutanda Press Kit
Sugar Hill (1994) Wesley Snipes, Khandi Alexander Press Kit
Summer of Sam (1999) John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino Press Kit
Sunset Park (1996) Rhea Perlman, Fredo Starr Press Kit
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take 1 (1968) Patricia Ree Gilbert, Don Fellow Press Kit
Take a Hard Ride (1975) Lee Van Cleef, Jim Brown Press Kit
Tales From the Hood (1995) Clarence Williams III, Joe Torry Press Kit
Tap (1989) Gregory Hines, Sammy Davis, Jr, Suzzanne Douglass Press Kit
Tapes of Dexter Jackson, The (1991) Terrence "TC' Carson, Lisa Arrindell Anderson Press Kit
Texas Tenor: The Illinois Jacquet Story (1992) Walter Blanding, Jr, Ron Della Chiesa Press Kit
Thin Line Between Love and Hate, A (1996) Martin Lawrence, Lynn Whitfield Press Kit
Three the Hard Way (1974) Jim Brown, Fred Williamson Press Kit
Three Strikes (2000) Brian Hooks, N'Bushe Wright Press Kit
Together Brothers (1974) Ahmad Nurradin, Anthony Wilson Press Kit
Training Day (2001) Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke Press Kit
True Identity (1991) Lenny Henry, Frank Langella Press Kit
Under the Cherry Moon (1986) Prince, Jerome Benton Press Kit
Uptown Saturday Night (1974) Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby Press Kit
Vampire in Brooklyn (1995) Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett Press Kit
Visit, The (2000) Billy Dee Williams, Hill Harper, Marla Gibbs Press Kit
Waiting to Exhale (1995) Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett Press Kit
Walking Dead, The (1995) Allen Payne, Eddie Griffin Press Kit
What's Love Got to Do With It (1993) Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne Press Kit
When We Were Kings (1996) Muhammad Ali, George Foreman Press Kit
White Man's Burden (1995) John Travolta, Harry Belafonte Press Kit
White Men Can't Jump (1992) Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson Press Kit
Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998) Halle Berry, Vivaca A. Fox Press Kit
Woo (1998) Jada Pinkett-Smith, Tommy Davidson Press Kit
Wood, The (1999) Elayn Taylor, Omar Epps Press Kit
Young Soul Rebels (1991) Frances Barber, Valentine Nonyela Press Kit
You So Crazy (1994) Martin Lawrence Press Kit
Zora is My Name (1989) Ruby Dee, Louis Gossett, Jr Press Kit
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Band of the Hand (1986) Stephen Lang, Laurence Fishburne Script
Blade (1998) Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff Script
Cleopatra Jones (1973) Tamara Dobson, Bernie Casey Script
Crossroads (1986) Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca Script
D.C. Cab - Formerly "Capitol Cab" (1983) Max Gail, Mr. T Script
Dangerous Minds - Formerly "My Posse Don't Do Homework" (1995) Michelle Pfeiffer, Courtney B. Vance Script
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996) Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans Script
Drop Zone (1994) Wesley Snipes, Gary Busey Script
Jackie Brown (1997) Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson Script
Jesse Owens Story, The (1984) Dorian Harewood, Tom Bosley Script
Lethal Weapon III (1992) Mel Gibson, Danny Glover Script
Mr. Ricco (1975) Dean Martin, Denise Nicholas Script
Ricochet (1991) Denzel Washington, John Lithgow Script
Rush Hour (1998) Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker Script
Song of the South (1946) James Baskett, Hattie McDaniel Script
Sparkle (1976) Philip Michael Thomas, Irene Cara Script
Waiting to Exhale (1995) Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett Script
Wiz, The (1978) Diana Ross, Michael Jackson Script
Vampire in Brooklyn (1995) Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett Script
You Want This (1994) Janet Jackson Script (Music video)
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Black Orpheus (1959) Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn Program
Bongo Man (1981) Jimmy Cliff Program
Buck and the Preacher (1972) Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte Program
Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970) Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques Program
Farewell, Uncle Tom (1971) Gualtieno Jacopetti, Franco E. Prosperi Program
Gordon's War (1973) Paul Winfield, Carl Lee Program
Greatest, The (1977) Muhammad Ali, Ernest Borgnine Program
Gridlock'd (1997) Tupac Shakur, Tim Roth Program
Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959) Louis Armstrong, Dinah Washington Program (2 copies)
Man Called Adam, A (1966) Sammy Davis, Jr, Ossie Davis Program (2 copies)
Mandingo (1975) James Mason, Ken Norton Program
Soldier's Story, A (1984) Howard E. Rollins, Jr., Denzel Washington Program
Stormy Weather (1943) Lena Horne, Bill Robinson Program
Super Fly (1972) Ron O'Neal, Carl Lee Program
Tamango (1957) Dorothy Dandridge, Curt Jurgens Program
Three Tough Guys (1974) Lino Ventura, Isaac Hayes Program
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Gregory Peck, Brock Peters Program
Uptown Saturday Night (1974) Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby Program
Zou Zou (1934) Josephine Baker, Jean Gabin Program
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<b>BOX 8
Across One Hundred and Tenth Street (1972) Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto Pressbook
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The (1960) Eddie Hodges, Tony Randall, Archie Moore Pressbook
Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings, The (1976) Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones Pressbook
Birth of a Nation (1915) Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh Pressbook
Scream Blacula Scream (1973) William Marshall, Don Mitchell Pressbook
Blue Collar (1978) Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel Pressbook
Bright Road (1953) Dorothy Dandridge, Philip Hepburn Pressbook
Car Wash (1976) Franklyn Ajaye, Ivan Dixon, Richard Pryor Pressbook
Color Purple, The (1985) Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg Pressbook
Greased Lightning (1977) Richard Pryor, Beau Bridges Pressbook
Mack, The (1973) Max Julien, Don Gordon Pressbook
One Round Jones (1946) Eddie Green, Helen Lewis Pressbook
Something of Value (1957) Rock Hudson, Dana Wynter, Sidney Poitier Pressbook
St. Louis Blues (1958) Nat King Cole, Eartha Kitt Pressbook
Three the Hard Way (1974) Jim Brown, Fred Williamson Pressbook
Trick Baby (1973) Kiel Martin, Mel Stewart Pressbook
Which Way is Up (1977) Richard Pryor, Lonette McKee Pressbook
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Abby (1974) William Marshall, Terry Carter Pressbook
Aaron Loves Angela (1975) Moses Gunn, Kevin Hooks Pressbook
Across One Hundred and Tenth Street (1972) Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto Pressbook
Anna Lucasta (1958) Eartha Kitt, Sammy Davis, Jr Pressbook
Bamboo Gods and Iron Men (1974) James Inglehart, Shirley Washington Chiquito Pressbook
Bigtime (1977) Christopher Joy, Tobar Mayo Pressbook
Black Eye Knows Why (1974) Fred Williamson, Rosemary Forsyth Pressbook
Black Godfather, The (1974) Rod Perry, Damu King Pressbook
Black Heat id Red Hot ( 1975) Timothy Brown, Russ Tamblyn Pressbook
Black Sampson (1974) Rockne Tarkington, William Smith Pressbook
Black Six, The (1974) Robert Howard, Gene Washington, "Mean" Joe Greene Pressbook
Black Starlet (1974) Jaunita Brown, Eric Mason Pressbook
Blues for Lovers (1965) Ray Charles, Tom Bell Pressbook
Brother John (1971) Sidney Poitier, Will Geer Pressbook
Brothers (1977) Bernie Casey, Vanetta McGee Pressbook
Buck and the Preacher (1972) Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte Pressbook
Cooley High (1975) Glynn Turman, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs Pressbook
Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975) Moses Gunn, Rosalind Cash Pressbook
Cotton Comes To Harlem (1970) Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques Pressbook
Detroit 9000 (1973) Hari Rhodes, Alex Rocco Pressbook
Drum (1976) Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Ken Norton Pressbook
Education of Sonny Carson, The (1974) Rony Clanton, Don Gordon Pressbook
Free, White and 21 (1963) Frederick O'Neal, Annalena Lund Pressbook
Friday Foster (1975) Pam Grier, Yaphet Kotto Pressbook
Greased Lightning (1977) Richard Pryor, Beau Bridges Pressbook
Greatest, The (1977) Muhammad Ali, Ernest Borgnine Pressbook
In the Heat of the Night (1967) Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger Pressbook
Hangup (1974) William Elliott, Cliff Potts Pressbook
Hell Up in Harlem (1973) Fred Williamson, Julius Harris Pressbook
Hitman (1972) Bernie Casey, Pam Grier Pressbook
I Passes for White (1960) Sonya Wilde, James Franciscus Pressbook
If He Hollers, Let Him Go (1968) Dana Wynter, Raymond St.Jacques Pressbook
It Won't Rub Off Baby (1967) Don Murray, Dick Gregory Pressbook
J.D.'s Revenge (1976) Louis Gossett, Jr, Alice Jubert Pressbook
Landlord, The (1970) Beau Bridges, Lee Grant , Diana Sands, Pearl Bailey Pressbook
Legend of Nigger Charley, The (1972) Fred Williamson, D'Urville Martin Pressbook
Let's Do It Again (1975) Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby Pressbook
Mahogany (1975) Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams Pressbook
Man Called Adam, A (1966) Sammy Davis, Jr., Ossie Davis Pressbook
Man and Boy (1972) Bill Cosby, Gloria Foster Pressbook
Maurie (1973) Bernie Casey, Bo Svenson Pressbook
Mean Mother (1973) Dennis Safren, Dobie Gray Pressbook
Melinda (1972) Calvin Lockhart, Rosalind Cash Pressbook
Miss Melody Jones (1972) Jacqueline Dalya, Peter Jacob, Philomena Nowlin Pressbook
Monkey Hustle (1976) Yaphet Kotto, Rudy Ray Moore Pressbook
Norman...Is That You (1976) Redd Foxx, Pearl Bailey Pressbook
Nutty Professor II (2000) Eddie Murphy, Janet Jackson Press Kit
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Piece of the Action (1977) Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby Pressbook & Promotional Brochure
Pipe Dreams (1976) Gladys Knight, Barry Hankerson Pressbook
Porgy and Bess (1959) Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge Pressbook
Ragtime (1981) James Cagney, Howard E. Rollins Pressbook
Raisin in the Sun, A (1961) Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil Pressbook
Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip (1982) Richard Pryor, Jesse Jackson Pressbook
River Niger, The  (1976) Cicely Tyson, James Earl Jones Pressbook
Scalphunters, The (1968) Burt Lancaster, Ossie Davis Pressbook
Slaughter (1972) Jim Brown, Stella Stevens Pressbook
Some Kind of Hero (1982) Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder Pressbook
Something of Value (1957) Rock Hudson, Dana Wynter, Sidney Poitier Pressbook
Sounder (1972) Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield Pressbook
Spook Who Sat by the Door, The (1973) Lawrence Cook, Jack Aaron, Paula Kelly Pressbook
Story of a Three Day Pass, The (1968) Harry Baird, Nicole Berger Pressbook
St. Louis Blues (1958) Nat King Cole, Eartha Kitt Pressbook
Take a Giant Step (1959) Johnny Nash, Estelle Hemsley, Ruby Dee Pressbook
Tamango (1957) Dorothy Dandridge, Curt Jurgens Pressbook
Three Tough Guys (1974) Isaac Hayes, Fred Williamson Pressbook
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Brock Peters Pressbook
Top of the Heap (1972) Christopher St. John, Paula Kelly Pressbook
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1965) John Kitzmiller, Herbert Lom Pressbook
Uptown Saturday Night (1974) Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby Pressbook
Watermelon Man (1970) Godfrey Cambridge, Estelle Parsons Pressbook
Wiz, The (1978) Diana Ross, Michael Jackson Pressbook
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For more information on the Belknap Collection for the Performing Arts contact:
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University of Florida
George A. Smathers Libraries
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