By Bob McCann

The 1st paintings of its type, this encyclopedia presents 360 short biographies of African American movie and tv actresses from the silent period to 2009. It contains entries on famous and approximately forgotten actresses, operating the gamut from Academy Award and NAACP photograph Award winners to B-film and blaxpoitation period stars. every one access has a whole filmography of the actress's movie, television, song video or brief movie credit. The paintings additionally positive factors greater than a hundred and seventy pictures, a few of them infrequent photos from the Schomburg middle for learn in Black tradition.

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