Join us at Baltimore County Public Library’s Pikesville Branch to hear Jannette Dates discuss her book From Blackface to Black Twitter.
From Blackface to Black Twitter: Reflections on Black Humor, Race, Politics, & Gender traces the roots and fruits of comedy over the centuries to analyze and offer insights into the intersections of race, gender, and politics in humor that is by, for, and/or about black people.
Jannette L. Dates is a former dean of the School of Communications at Howard University, a nationally recognized authority on mass media and African Americans, and co-editor of acclaimed book Split Image: African Americans in the Mass Media (1990)--recipient of the Gustavus Myers Award.
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