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Pepperdine Black Alumni Council Presents "The Portrayal of African Americans in Film"
The Pepperdine Black Alumni Council, in honor of Black History Month, will host a discussion of the portrayal of African Americans in the motion picture industry Thursday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton, Culver City.
The discussion will focus on the evolution of African American stereotypes from early depiction to current trends of the 21st century. Reginald Hudlin, former president of entertainment at BET and producer of Django Unchained, and Lou Beatty, actor on Betty White's Off Their Rockers,will present an engaging conversation about the history of African Americans in film, including the recent blockbuster Django Unchained.
Registration is now open for this event on the Black Alumni Council Web site. Tickets for alumni and guests is $15 and $10 for Pepperdine students. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Black Alumni Scholarship Fund. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations.