PRE-CIVIL RIGHTS ERA (1940s) – Mammy stereotypes in advertisements, subservient housewife imagery, and promotion of skin bleaching are common.
CIVIL RIGHTS ERA (mid-1950s – 1960s) – There is a rise in black pride and appreciation of the beauty of black people (darker skin & facial features) in mainstream media. However, there's still a large focus on assimilation and housewife imagery.
RISE OF DISCO ERA (late 1960s – 1970s) – Celebration of darker skin and kinkier hair, independent black woman trope experiences an incline.
REAGAN ERA (1980s) – Blackness is criminalized, which leads to a shift in media. Black women are represented less in mainstream media unless they're household names, have fairer skin, or appear hypersexualized.
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