Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood
Cast: James Earl Jones, Harry Belafonte, Louis Gossett Jr., Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Gregory Hines, Donald Bogle, Diahann Carroll, Dorothy Dandridge, Lena Horne and others
Though almost all actors and directors must struggle to find gainful employment in their profession, this challenge continues to be an even greatest one for many African-American actors. Fortunately, some advances have been made. This film seeks to document the types of discrimination and unique challenges these actors have had to overcome, as well as recent triumphs. Actor Louis Gossett, Jr., hosts this program that uses both older black-and-white film clips, along with color ones, to review the absence and presence of African-Americans in Hollywood productions over the years.