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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 motion pictures frequently featured all-Black casts. They spanned a silent movie interval (1919-1930)and a talkie interval (sound motion pictures) (1931-1948). Given this type of historical past and the interval in American background into which he used to be born, Micheaux's achievements have been amazing and his legacy is a research of survival, patience, and impressive selection to boost a brand new period in Black movies. The booklet contains a remark via actor/producer Ossie Davis and has assessment reproduction (on the again conceal) via Dr. Maya Angelou and Dr. Henry T. Sampson. This publication used to be edited via the past due Dr. Beverly J. Robinson, who used to be Professor on the institution of Theater, movie and tv at UCLA for almost 25 years.

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