From the publisher:
From Shaft to Superfly, Foxy Brown to Cleopatro Jones, What It Is...What It Was! presents a vivid pictorial and oral history of the best movies to emerge from a singularly American film movement.
What It Is...What It Was! explores this film explosion.
Between 1970 and 1980 over 200 films with Black themes including family dramas, mysteries, horror films, comedies, and action films, were released by both major and independent studios.
Over 150 color illustrations.