INDEX
NOTE: Page numbers followed by f indicate a figure.
Abbott, Robert S., 125–26
The Accidental Ruler (Jones), 221f, 222
Acland, Charles, 14–16
actuality films. See local actualities
Adrift, 14
African Union Company, 137, 276n55
Afro-American Film Company, 120, 224–31;
actuality films by, 224–25, 235; comedies
by, 225–31; press coverage of, 225–26; white
owners of, 224, 228
Allen, James, 209
Allen, Robert, 263n88
Allston, Philip J., 154
An American in the Making (Gregory), 17
American Missionary Association, 33
anachronism, 139, 214–16, 229
Anderson, Alfred, 30, 192, 193, 213–14
Anderson, Charles W., 225, 236
Anderson, Louis B., 30, 101–17, 191–92; A Day
at Tuskegee of, 104–20; Johnson-Cameron
episode and, 101–4; social prominence of,
101, 269n54
Anderson-Watkins Film Company, 29, 84,
101–17
Andrews, Isabella, 42, 45, 127
Andrews, William, 7
Animated Weekly newsreel, 188–89
antilynching campaigns, 209–10
antimigration themes, 38, 49, 52
Appomattox Club statement, 101–3, 269n54
Armstrong, Samuel Chapman, 6, 33–34, 37, 96
Armstrong League, 125–26
Atlanta Compromise, 3–4, 35, 81, 100
Atticus, Crispus, 236
audience of uplift cinema: Black self-represen-
tation and, 81–82, 86–100, 141–42, 186–87,
196–97; double address of, 18, 22–23, 129; in
northern cities, 196–97; rhetorical strategy
of uplift and, 6–8, 36–38, 123. See also white
philanthropists
The Awakening of John Bond (Apfel and
Brabin), 15
Bailey, James A., 144, 277n76
Baker, Houston, Jr., 37, 41–42, 64
Baldwin, Davarian, 212, 217, 220
Bara, Theda, 204, 289n89
The Barber (Foster), 202–3, 275n22
Barker, Edwin L., 152
Barker, Melton, 20, 91
“Barrel Furniture” (Johnston), 58, 60f
Barrymore, Ethel, 188
Barthès, Roland, 40, 65–66
Bean, Jennifer, 23
Beasley, J. A., 277n76
before-and-after transformations, 16–18, 38,
81–82, 244; of Cephas Returns, 182–83;
chiastic structure of, 65–66; of Hubbard
Pryor, 65–67; vs. Jones’s conflation of past
and pres ent, 214–16, 291n143; The New
Era and, 161–62, 164–69; performance of
labor and, 53–65; raw material in, 39–42;
staged hermeneutics of, 55–56; of successful
failures, 42–52; threshold tropes in, 72–73
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