Portland State University
Derrais (d.a.) Carter teaches Black Studies at Portland State University. He reads, thinks, and writes about 20th century Black cultures and histories and the people who made them.
ArticlesThe film opens in an unidentified wax museum. The camera pans from right to left, zooming in on key Black historical figures who have been memorialized in wax. W.E.B. Du Bois, Marian Anderson, Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglass, and Duke Ellington stand out. The final wax figure, a Black man, sits with an empty card box in his right hand and a...Read more