National Museum of the American Indian Presents "From Tarzan to Tonto"
Stereotypes as Obstacles to Progress Toward a More Perfect Union
Thursday, February 9, 2017
6:00pm – 8:00pm
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As early Americans sought to define their identity in a new country, race became a major fixation. Tarzan and Jane, Tonto and the Lone Ranger, Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima–these and other stereotypes about Native American, African and African American people have long been part of the American scene. Noted scholars, writers and critics will discuss the ongoing presence of such stereotypes and the barriers these stereotypes pose to the advancement of American culture.