Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
America Beyond the Color Line With Henry Louis Gates Jr.: Los Angeles -- Black Hollywood is the final installment of a four-part PBS documentary series. Host Gates is looking for the new challenges faced by black Americans over 100 years since W.E.B. DuBois identified "the problem of the color line." With the historical success of black American actors, Gates wonders if this signifies a change in the entertainment industry. He examines the factor of race in Hollywood and the music recording industry. Includes interviews with Chris Tucker, Samuel L. Jackson, Alicia Keys, Quincy Jones, Nia Long, Don Cheadle, and John Singleton. This series was originally broadcast on PBS in February of 2004.
African-American, culture [social culture], race/ethnicity, community, politics, United-States, big-city, entertainer, film-industry, Hollywood, movie-star, music-industry, television