Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema
Co-authored with S. Torriano Berry, a Howard University professor (2007)
Through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black-&-white photos, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards, film credits, and terminology, this book provides a better understanding of the role African Americans played in film history.
and honest: Venise Berry's writing comes from her soul."
Eric Jerome Dickey
author of Thieves' Paradise and
The Other Woman
books are an effort to explore black experience and, at the
time, provide some balance to the problematic stereotypes and
myths often attached to African Americans."
Wise and funny, Venise Berry is a welcome
addition to the literature of contemporary African American
Charlotte Watson Shermin
author of One Dark Body and Touch
"Entertaining... Snappy, real-life
characters double dare you to put the book down."
author of Knowing,
One Better and Blue Collar Blues
Influential Black Films:
of African American Talent, Determination & Creativity
Co-authored with S. Torriano Berry, a Howard University
An illustrated guide to 50 of the most important and socially
significant movies made for, by and about African Americans
the 20th century.
Message and African American Culture: Contemporary Issues
Received the Myers Center
Award for the Study of
Human Rights in
North America in 1997
Messages offers a good introductory survey of African American
Culture, the media, and the space between interpretation
and the production of meaning. By relying on a broad cross-section
of media texts and potent contemporary examples this book enhances
the scholarship on race, representation and the African American
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