Delta sigma theta sorority, inc. as filmmaker: The making and demise of countdown at kusini

Robin Means Coleman*

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Abstract

This article examines the call for African Americans to take charge of their media images by exploring the 1970s case of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., an African American public service organization. Delta Sigma Theta entered into media activism and made history by becoming the first Black women's organization to create and produce a feature-length film, Countdown at Kusini—a film developed expressly as a counter-narrative to blaxploitation films, as well as negative representations of Blacks in media.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-37
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Popular Film and Television
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Blacks
  • Blaxploitation
  • Countdown at kusini
  • Delta sigma theta sorority, Inc.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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