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Spike Lee Didn’t Start It…
This African American was one of the first and foremost African-American filmmakers. Between 1918 and 1948, he made 48 movies, which he personally distributed throughout southern and western Black communities. This African American also released the first African American film to premiere on Broadway and the first all sound motion picture made by an African American company. Who was he?
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Oscar Micheaux (October 2, 1884 – 1951) was a pioneering African American author and filmmaker, and without a doubt the most famous producer of race films. [Click here to learn more.]
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