Watch the Pioneering Films of Oscar Micheaux, America’s First Great African-American Filmmaker |  Open Culture

Watch the Pioneering Films of Oscar Micheaux, America’s First Great African-American Filmmaker | Open Culture

You may never have heard of Oscar Micheaux, but out of his “impoverished consciousness-raising exploitation potboilers,” writes critic Dave Kehr, “the American black cinema was born.” Kehr wrote that in a brief review of Micheaux’s Murder in Harlem, a “1935 mystery...
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