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Black Greek-Letter Organizations 2.0New Directions in the Study of African American Fraternities and Sororities$
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Matthew W. Hughey and Gregory S. Parks

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781604739213

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604739213.001.0001

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. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., as Filmmaker

. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., as Filmmaker

The Making and Demise of Countdown at Kusini

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(p.180) (p.181) 9. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., as Filmmaker
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Black Greek-Letter Organizations 2.0
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Robin Means Coleman

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604739213.003.0009

This chapter examines how Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. attempted to counter racial bias against African Americans with a full-length, Hollywood-style movie entitled Countdown at Kusini, which came out in 1976. Financed by Delta members, the film is a pan-African melodrama that centers on a rebellion against a corrupt colonialist government in the fictional African nation of Fahari. Kusini is a testament to how black Greek-letter organizations can confront racism via popular culture. The chapter looks at the social context in which the story of Kusini unfolds, along with the making and demise of the film.

Keywords:   film, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc, racial bias, African Americans, Countdown at Kusini, black Greek-letter organizations, racism, popular culture

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