Oscar D. Micheaux | Black Filmmaker


OD Michaeux


Oscar Devereaux Micheaux January 2, 1884 – March 25, 1951) was an African American author, film director and independent producer of more than 44 films. Although the short-lived Lincoln Motion Picture Company was the first movie company owned and controlled by black filmmakers, Micheaux is regarded as the first major African-American feature filmmaker, a prominent producer of race film, and has been described as “the most successful African-American filmmaker of the first half of the 20th century”. He produced both silent films and sound films when the industry changed to incorporate speaking actors.

 

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2 thoughts on “Oscar D. Micheaux | Black Filmmaker

  1. I watched Within Our Gates as a part of my research for my 1920s stories and I was very impressed by it. Still today, it is an emotionally strong movie, especially the last part. I can’t even imagine the feelings it may have given back then.

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