Donald Bogle

Donald Bogle, one of the foremost authorities on African Americans in film and in entertainment history, is the author of eight books, including the classic Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films as well as two highly acclaimed, groundbreaking biographies: the bestseller Dorothy Dandridge: A Biography and Heat Wave: The Life and Career of Ethel Waters. He adapted his book Brown Sugar: Over One Hundred Years of America’s Black Female Superstars into a four part documentary series for PBS. Bogle has also appeared on numerous television and radio programs. He was a special commentator and consultant for Turner Classic Movies' award-winning Race and Hollywood series. He teaches at both the University of Pennsylvania and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

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