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Regal Theater and Black Culture


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Chronicling over forty years of critical changes in African-American expressive and popular culture, covering diverse forms of music, dance, and comedy, the Regal Theater (1928-1968) was the largest and most architecturally splendid movie-stage-show venue ever constructed for a black community. In this history of that theater, Clovis E. Semmes reveals the political, economic, and business realities of cultural production and the institutional inequalities that circumscribed black life.

About the Author

Clovis E. Semmes is Professor of Black Studies and Sociology and Director of Black Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Professor Emeritus of African American Studies at Eastern Michigan University. He earned a Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University. Semmess teaching and research include the impact of systemic inequality on African American institutional and cultural development, the conceptual and theoretical foundations of knowledge in African American studies, African American expressive and popular culture, comparative urban communities, and health systems and practices among African Americans, especially alternative and non-medical health systems and practices. Among his publications are Cultural Hegemony and African American Development; Racism, Health, and Post-Industrialism; and Roots of Afrocentric Thought: A Reference Guide to Negro Digest/Black World, 1961-1976.

Table of Contents

The Opening: Separate but Equal * The Depression Years: Privilege in the Marketplace and Black Stewardship * The End of Monopoly and the End of Swing * The Decline of Commercial Segregation and the Transition to Independence * Rebirth, Black Ownership, and the Closing of the Palace * Retrospect and Lessons Learned

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Semmes, Clovis E.
Palgrave MacMillan
Theater - History & Criticism
Business Aspects
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Drama -- History and criticism.
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Professional and scholarly
9.14 x 5.63 x 0.77 in

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History and Social Science » African American Studies » General

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