U.S. Embassy Hosting Film Screening and Lecture by Dr. Jonathan Gayles to celebrate Black History Month

As part of its celebrations for Black History Month, the U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean will host two events featuring American academic and filmmaker Dr. Jonathan Gayles.

{CLICK FOR BIGGER} Dr. Gayles is a Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Georgia State University, where he is also the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Learning. He is also the writer, director, and producer of the film “White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in American Comic Book” which looks at the manner in which black men were first portrayed in hero comics and film.

{CLICK FOR BIGGER} Dr. Gayles is a Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Georgia State University, where he is also the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Learning. He is also the writer, director, and producer of the film “<White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in American Comic Book” which looks at the manner in which black men were first portrayed in hero comics and film.

On Sunday, February 10th, the Embassy will hold a screening of Dr. Gayles’ award-winning documentary White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in American Comic Books. The screening starts at 4 p.m. and is being held at the Grande Salle of the Central Bank. Dr. Gayles will be on hand after the screening for a personal question-and-answer session about the film. This event is being held in association with the Central Bank of Barbados and Anime Kon.

On Monday, February 11th at 7 p.m. Dr. Gayles will deliver a lecture “Fascination and Fear: American Popular Culture and the Black Masculine Fetish,” in Lecture Theatre Two at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill.

On Monday, February 11th at 7 p.m. Dr. Gayles will deliver a lecture “Fascination and Fear: American Popular Culture and the Black Masculine Fetish,” in Lecture Theatre Two at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill.

Dr. Gayles’ lecture will look at the depiction and imagery surrounding black masculinity in America, as seen through various forms of media, from comic books to television. The lecture is being held in partnership with the UWI, Cave Hill Faculty of Humanities. U.S. Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Dr. Larry Palmer.

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