Oscar Micheaux (1884-1951) was a filmaker, screenwirter, and journalist. He created over 45 films from 1919 to 1948 and is regarded as the first successful African American filmmaker of the early twentieth century.
A poster from Oscar Michaeux's 1935 film "Temptation" featuring Andrew S. Biship, Ethel Moses, Lorenzo Tucker, Hilda Rogers, and "Slick Chester.
Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Motion picture producers and directors
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