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Conflicting Narratives and Images

Conflicting Narratives and Images

Chapter:
(p.90) Chapter Five Conflicting Narratives and Images
Source:
Promises of Citizenship
Author(s):
Kathleen M. German
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496812353.003.0006

This chapter reveals the successful adaptation of the conversion narrative in additional Office of War Information films intended to solidify African American support for the war. At the same time, contradictory messages continued to be used in other military training and advocacy films. Summaries and analysis of these films are developed in this chapter.

Keywords:   The Negro Sailor, The Navy Steward, Close Harmony, Henry Browne, Farmer, Negro Colleges in Wartime

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