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.
- Countdown at kusini
- Delta sigma theta sorority, Inc.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies
- Visual Arts and Performing Arts