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  • Independent Lens

Independent Lens | HERSKOVITS AT THE HEART OF BLACKNESS ...

Duration: 02:11
Program: Independent Lens #1113
Broadcast Date: Feb. 2, 2010

"Herskovits learns that the place to look for behavior is in cultural practice, not biology." Using photo-montage recreations, interviews, animation, original field footage and recordings, the film examines the forgotten legacy of Melville Herskovits. The controversial Jewish anthropologist's writings in the 40s and 50s challenged widely-held assumptions about race and culture by insisting we look at the world through each other's lives and histories.

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Post Date: January 30, 2010