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Type of paper: Research Proposal
Topic: Race, America, Movies, Cinema, Identity, White, History, Bachelor's Degree
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Humanities Research Proposal on the Ghosts of Mississippi
The movie Ghosts of Mississippi is controversial because it is a cinematic representation of racial discrimination in the 1950s of African Americans; however, the critical contention lies on the question: why was the movie directed by a White individual? There are many arguments asserting that having a White director disintegrates the black identity of the movie, which is actually a visual chronicle of the murder of Medgar Evers (Billings 80). This contention led to the formation of my research question: Does race play a critical role in the accurate and integral depiction of an event largely attributable to a specific race? In other words, is it disintegrating or a deviation to a racial identity of a movie if is created by people of diversified race? This research will be bound by a general concept, that is, knowledge or familiarity to the history and values of a certain race are justifiable qualifications to tell a story involving a person of specific race. As such, in Ghosts of Mississippi, Reiner may be justified for directing the movie on the basis of being knowledgeable of the values and history of the African Americans.
My primary resource for this research paper is Research Matters by Rebecca Howard and Amy Taggart. I have acquired it in printed form from the school’s library. I first stumbled across Ghosts of Mississippi when I was researching about the widespread disenfranchisement and slavery in the Southern United States during the 1930s. I knew then that African Americans were sold and extremely subordinated, a situation that has even carried on until today when certain cultural ideologies regard African Americans as subordinates of White population. While I am very familiar with how African Americans were disenfranchised in the early 1900s, I would want to know more about how this situation is being adopted as a critical theme in various forms of media.
Work Cited Page
Billings, Andrew. “Achieving Authenticity in the Film Ghosts of Mississippi: Identity and
Authorship in Historical Narratives.” The Western Journal of Black Studies 24.2