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The Resource Stars for freedom : Hollywood, Black celebrities, and the civil rights movement, Emilie Raymond

Stars for freedom : Hollywood, Black celebrities, and the civil rights movement, Emilie Raymond

Label
Stars for freedom : Hollywood, Black celebrities, and the civil rights movement
Title
Stars for freedom
Title remainder
Hollywood, Black celebrities, and the civil rights movement
Statement of responsibility
Emilie Raymond
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From Oprah Winfrey to Angelina Jolie, George Clooney to Leonardo DiCaprio, Americans have come to expect that Hollywood celebrities will be outspoken advocates for social and political causes. However, that wasn't always the case. As Emilie Raymond shows, during the civil rights movement the Stars for Freedom--a handful of celebrities both black and white--risked their careers by crusading for racial equality, and forged the role of celebrity in American political culture. Focusing on the "Leading Six" trailblazers--Harry Belafonte, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dick Gregory, and Sidney Poitier--Raymond reveals how they not only advanced the civil rights movement in front of the cameras, but also worked tirelessly behind the scenes, raising money for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legal defense, leading membership drives for the NAACP, and personally engaging with workaday activists to boost morale. Through meticulous research, engaging writing, and new interviews with key players, Raymond traces the careers of the Leading Six against the backdrop of the movement. Perhaps most revealing is the new light she sheds on Sammy Davis, Jr., exploring how his controversial public image allowed him to raise more money for the movement than any other celebrity. The result is an entertaining and informative book that will appeal to film buffs and civil rights historians alike, as well as to anyone interested in the rise of celebrity power in American society
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Raymond, Emilie
Dewey number
323.1196/073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.R36 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Capell family book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American political activists
  • African American entertainers
  • Politics and culture
  • African Americans
  • United States
Label
Stars for freedom : Hollywood, Black celebrities, and the civil rights movement, Emilie Raymond
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Capell Family Book."
  • "A V Ethel Willis White Book."
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cleaning up Catfish Row: Black celebrity and the making of Porgy and Bess -- Sammy Davis, Jr.: daring, deferential, and "money" -- Harry Belafonte and the northern liberal network -- The arts group and the March on Washington -- Dick Gregory and celebrity grassroots activism -- Stars for Selma -- Celebrities and Black power
Control code
ocn892701125
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780295994802
Lccn
2014046332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780295994802
  • (OCoLC)892701125
Label
Stars for freedom : Hollywood, Black celebrities, and the civil rights movement, Emilie Raymond
Publication
Note
  • "A Capell Family Book."
  • "A V Ethel Willis White Book."
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cleaning up Catfish Row: Black celebrity and the making of Porgy and Bess -- Sammy Davis, Jr.: daring, deferential, and "money" -- Harry Belafonte and the northern liberal network -- The arts group and the March on Washington -- Dick Gregory and celebrity grassroots activism -- Stars for Selma -- Celebrities and Black power
Control code
ocn892701125
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780295994802
Lccn
2014046332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780295994802
  • (OCoLC)892701125

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