Over a three-decade interval that started in 1919, Oscar Micheaux wrote, directed, edited, produced and allotted over 40 motion pictures nationally and across the world. those movies frequently featured all-Black casts. They spanned a silent movie interval (1919-1930)and a talkie interval (sound motion pictures) (1931-1948). Given this kind of heritage and the interval in American historical past into which he used to be born, Micheaux's achievements have been striking and his legacy is a research of survival, patience, and ambitious selection to strengthen a brand new period in Black motion pictures. The publication includes a remark through actor/producer Ossie Davis and has overview replica (on the again conceal) by way of Dr. Maya Angelou and Dr. Henry T. Sampson. This e-book was once edited by way of the past due Dr. Beverly J. Robinson, who used to be Professor on the university of Theater, movie and tv at UCLA for almost 25 years.
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