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Who’s Who- Oscar Micheaux, First African-American Film Maker and Screen Writer

180px-Oscar_MicheauxOscar Micheaux was an African-American filmmaker whose films were a challenge to segregation in both Hollywood and society in general. He wrote, produced and directed more than 45 films from 1919 to 1948.

Over the next three decades of what would prove to be a prolific career, Micheaux would make more than 40 films. He would also accomplish two significant firsts: In 1931, his film The Exile became the first full-length sound feature by an African American, and 1948’s Betrayal, Micheaux’s last film, was the first African American­-produced film to open in white theaters. Click to Read More.


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