Alicia I. Rodriquez-Estrada is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Behavioral & Social Sciences at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. She is the author “From Peola to Carmen: Fredi Washington, Dorothy Dandridge, and Hollywood’s Portrayal of the Tragic Mulatto” in African-American Women Confront the West, 1600-2000 and “Image On and Off the Screen, 1925-1944: Dolores Del Rio and Lupe Velez” in Writing the West: Race, Class and Gender (University of Oklahoma, 1997) as well as a contributor to the Latina’s in the United States: a Historical Encyclopedia (2006).
This image first appeared in the June 21, 2012 issue of The Christian Post. Used with permission. Fredi Washington was an actress and founding member of the Negro Actors Guild of America as well as a journalist for People’s Voice. Born in Savannah, Georgia, … Read MoreFredi Washington (1903-1994)