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Over a three-decade interval that all started in 1919, Oscar Micheaux wrote, directed, edited, produced and disbursed over 40 motion pictures nationally and the world over. 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 any such historical past and the interval in American historical past into which he was once born, Micheaux's achievements have been awesome and his legacy is a research of survival, patience, and impressive selection to strengthen a brand new period in Black movies. The e-book encompasses a remark through actor/producer Ossie Davis and has evaluate replica (on the again hide) by way of Dr. Maya Angelou and Dr. Henry T. Sampson. This publication was once edited through the past due Dr. Beverly J. Robinson, who was once Professor on the tuition of Theater, movie and tv at UCLA for almost 25 years.

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