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Donald Bogle

Donald is a noted African American film historian and prize-winning author and is one of the leading authorities on African Americans in the movies. The most notable of his works are "Dorothy Dandridge: A Biography"; as well as the classic study of Black images in film, "Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks... See full bio »
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Substitute prime-time host on the Turner Classic Movies cable channel. Regular host Robert Osborne was extended vacation. See more »

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I'm an entertainment fan and a teacher of history.


He graduated from Lincoln University in 1966. Located in southern Chester County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the historically black institution is also the alma mater of such prominent individuals as Langston Hughes, Thurgood Marshall, Roscoe Lee Browne and Kwame Nkrumah. See more »

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