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FILM 389-5: Hip Hop Film & TV (Spring 2022)

Film-related LC (Library of Congress) Subject Headings

In the library catalog, books, videos and other materials are assigned Library of Congress (LC) subject headings based on their content. Here is a sample list of film-related subject headings, some of which pertain equally to books and videos (visual materials). When you view catalog records in Library Search, these subject headings display as active links pointing to other items with the same subject.

This is not an exhaustive list of subject headings pertinent to the course, but it should give you a sense of commonly used vocabulary and how subject headings are structured.

Sample Subject Headings


Hip-hop in motion pictures

African Americans in the motion picture industry

African American motion picture producers and directors

African American motion picture producers and directors--Interviews

African Americans in television broadcasting

African American television producers and directors

African Americans on television

African American television viewers

Boyz n the hood (Motion picture)

Break dancing