Independent Lens: Black Memorabilia

Independent Lens: Black Memorabilia

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm

Pictured: "Mammy," one of the archetypes explored in "Black Memorabilia."  

Photo Credit: Courtesy of C-Line Films

Meet the people who reproduce, consume and seek to reclaim black memorabilia.

At the intersection of racial identity, historical narrative and international commerce, this film follows the propagation of demeaning representations of African Americans – black memorabilia. From industrial China to the rural South to Brooklyn, meet the people who reproduce, consume and reclaim these racially charged objects. Independent Lens: Black Memorabilia airs Monday, February 4, 2019 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV.