Brown Paper Bag Test
Directed by: Bill Duke
Produced by: Gather Williams II
Imagine a time in African-American history where blacks determined each other's worth based on a brown paper bag test! If you were lighter than the paper bag, you were said to be acceptable in black society; if you were darker, you were ostracized and denied entry into many organizations including some churches! This documentary examines that disturbing practice, uncovers how it started, and shockingly reveals where it is still practiced today!