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The Resource Girls in white dresses, directed by Ronisa Wilkins Shoate, (electronic resource)

Girls in white dresses, directed by Ronisa Wilkins Shoate, (electronic resource)

Label
Girls in white dresses
Title
Girls in white dresses
Statement of responsibility
directed by Ronisa Wilkins Shoate
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is startling in this day and age to find teenage girls willing to come out as debutantes. Yet, as we see in this delightful film, young middle-class African-American women in Oxnard, California (as in 150 other communities) happily participate in this ritual from another era. The debutante ball is a highlight of the social season. As we follow the preparations for the event we learn of the history of the tradition in this African-American community. One might wonder whether this is still a valid "rite of passage"? Organized by the older women in the Onyx Club, the balls uphold their ideals of proper etiquette and conduct for middle-class young ladies -- sometimes conflicting with the opinions of the teenage girls. The debs must learn proper table manners and how to formally present themselves and their escorts. They go shopping with their mothers for "appropriate" dresses that are more modest than the girls would like. Besides the lessons in social graces, the girls are encouraged to participate in community service. This ball, for example, raised $400,000 for college scholarships
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shoate, Ronisa Wilkins
Intended audience
For Adult; College audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
27
Series statement
Black studies in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American teenage girls
  • Debutantes
Target audience
general
Label
Girls in white dresses, directed by Ronisa Wilkins Shoate, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BLST;1630802
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1630802/blsv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (27 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP1630802/bls
  • (OCoLC)780754120
Video recording format
other
Label
Girls in white dresses, directed by Ronisa Wilkins Shoate, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BLST;1630802
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1630802/blsv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (27 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP1630802/bls
  • (OCoLC)780754120
Video recording format
other

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