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  • Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist (1998)
  • TV-PG
    54 min | Documentary
Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist (1998)
TV-PG
54 min | Documentary

A documentary look at the confluence of the Red scare, McCarthyism, and blacklists with the post-war activism by African Americans seeking more and better roles on radio, television, and stage. It begins in Harlem, measures the impact of ...See moreA documentary look at the confluence of the Red scare, McCarthyism, and blacklists with the post-war activism by African Americans seeking more and better roles on radio, television, and stage. It begins in Harlem, measures the impact of Paul Robeson and the campaign to bring him down, looks at the role of HUAC, J. Edgar Hoover and of journalists such as Ed Sullivan, and ends with a tribute to Canada Lee. Throughout are interviews with men and women who were there, including Dick Campbell of the Rose McLendon Players and Fredrick O'Neal of the American Negro Theatre. In the 1940s and 1950s, anti-Communism was one more tool to maintain Jim Crow and to keep down African-Americans. Written by See less
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Writer
Alexandra Isles (as Alexandra M. Isles)
Editor
Doug Rossini (as Douglas Rossini)
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Morgan Freeman
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Paul Robeson
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Joseph Wershba
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J. Edgar Hoover
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Jackie Robinson
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Gregory Abbott
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Erik Barnouw
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Hazel Scott
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Adam Clayton Powell III
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Fred Waring
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Canada Lee
Stephen Kumalo (archive footage) Stephen Kumalo (archive footage)   See fewer
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Sidney Poitier
Reverend Msimangu (archive footage) Reverend Msimangu (archive footage)   See fewer
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Johnny Lee
Algonquin J. Calhoun (archive footage) Algonquin J. Calhoun (archive footage)   See fewer
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Tim Moore
George 'Kingfish' Stevens (archive footage) George 'Kingfish' Stevens (archive footage)   See fewer
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Spencer Williams
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Thurgood Marshall
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8 / 10 | 130 votes