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...
Marion Perkins: Fascinating Black Sculptor During The Depression | How Africa News

Marion Perkins: Fascinating Black Sculptor During The Depression | How Africa News

During The Great Depression, there were many blacks who tried to improvise and make money the best way they could. Perkins was born in 1908 and raised by his aunt after his parent’s death. As a young man, he sold papers at a newsstand on Chicago’s South Side. He...
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