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Race Movies: The Popular Art of the Black Renaissance

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Foster, William D., 1884-  Search this
Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938  Search this
Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-1951  Search this
Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (open reel, 1/2 inch)
1 Sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
2 Video recordings (VHS)
1 Video recording (MiniDV)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Place:
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1985
Scope and Contents:
Short film in which narrator provided the history of African American contributions to the film industry and portrayal of African Americans in film from the silent film era through the Harlem Renaissance. Includes images and clips from The Birth of a Nation, The Birth of a Race, By Right of Birth, The Homesteader, and The Scar of Shame. Includes work and contributions of Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, James Weldon Johnson, Oscar Micheaux, and Bill Foster, also known as William D. Foster, to the film industry.
Short film. Part of The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties Audiovisual Records. AV003253-1 and AV003253-2: music only, no sound and/or very low volume sound between songs. AV003253-3: narraton only. AV003253-4: repetitious sound. AV003253-5: narration and music. Dated 19850906. AV003452: narration only, undated. AV002130 and AV002141: image and sound (narration and music) including movie clips, undated. AV005152: image and sound, original Dub from 3/4" [U-Matic] tape - remastered version, dated 19850905.
Biographical / Historical:
The exhibition - The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties - showcased the evolution and achievements of the Renaissance, which was the explosion of literary, visual, performance, and cinematic creativity generated by black artists between the end of World War I and the early days of the Great Depression. Represented is the creativity of Marian Anderson, Richard Barthe, Countee Cullen, Aaron Douglas, Duke Ellington, Meta Warrick Fuller, Roland Hayes, Zora Neale Hurston, Malvin Gray Johnson, Alain Locke, "Jelly Roll" Morton, Paul Robeson, George Schuyler, and Wallace Thurman, among others. The exhibition, held at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, ran from September 1985 - December 1986.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003253-2

ACMA AV003253-3

ACMA AV003253-4

ACMA AV003253-5

ACMA AV003452

ACMA AV002130

ACMA AV005152

ACMA AV002141
General:
Title transcribed from contents of recording.
Series Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Harlem Renaissance  Search this
African Americans in the performing arts  Search this
Motion picture producers and directors  Search this
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Race films  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Race Movies: The Popular Art of the Black Renaissance, Exhibition Records AV03-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-024, Item ACMA AV003253-1
See more items in:
The Renaissance: Black arts of the Twenties exhibition records
The Renaissance: Black arts of the Twenties exhibition records / Series ACMA AV03-024: The Renaissance: Black arts of the Twenties audiovisual records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-024-ref505

Within our gates Oscar Micheaux presents ; written, directed and produced by Oscar Micheaux

Screenwriter:
Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951  Search this
Composer expression:
Carli, Philip  Search this
Actor:
Preer, Evelyn  Search this
Clements, Flo  Search this
Ruffin, James D  Search this
Chenault, Jack  Search this
Smith, William (Actor)  Search this
Lucas, Charles D  Search this
Production company:
Micheaux Film Corporation  Search this
Physical description:
1 videodisc (77 min.) DVD video, sound, black and white 4 3/4 in
Type:
Drama
Fiction films
Feature films
Silent films
Place:
Southern States
United States
Date:
2012
1920
20th century
Topic:
African Americans in motion pictures  Search this
African Americans  Search this
African American teachers  Search this
Racism  Search this
Teachers  Search this
Call number:
video 001710
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1109376

The forged note : a romance of the darker races / by Oscar Micheaux ... ; illustrated by C.W. Heller

Author:
Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951  Search this
Western Book Supply Company  Search this
Woodruff Bank Note Co  Search this
Illustrator:
Heller, C. W.  Search this
Physical description:
[4], 521, [3] p. (last 3 p. blank) : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Fiction
Date:
1915
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1100417

Writing himself into history : Oscar Micheaux, his silent films, and his audiences / Pearl Bowser, Louise Spence

Author:
Bowser, Pearl 1931-  Search this
Spence, Louise  Search this
Subject:
Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
xxv, 288 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2000
C2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_605844

Oscar Micheaux and his circle

Author:
Bowser, Pearl 1931-  Search this
Gaines, Jane 1946-  Search this
Musser, Charles  Search this
Subject:
Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
xxx, 353 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
African Americans in motion pictures  Search this
Call number:
CT275.M615 O83 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_632260

The homesteader : a novel / illustrated by W.M. Farrow

Author:
Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951  Search this
Physical description:
533 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Fiction
Pastoral fiction
Western stories
Western fiction
Place:
South Dakota
Date:
1969
Topic:
Frontier and pioneer life  Search this
African American pioneers  Search this
Call number:
PZ3.M5809 HoX 1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_425004

Straight lick : the cinema of Oscar Micheaux / J. Ronald Green

Author:
Green, J. Ronald 1944-  Search this
Subject:
Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 295 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2000
C2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_605915

Oscar Micheaux, the great and only : the life of America's first Black filmmaker / Patrick McGilligan

Title:
Great and only Oscar Micheaux
Author:
McGilligan, Patrick  Search this
Subject:
Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 402 p., [16] p. of plates : ill ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2007
C2007
Topic:
Motion picture producers and directors  Search this
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_840897

The masquerade : an historical novel / by Oscar Micheaux

Author:
Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951  Search this
Physical description:
401 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Fiction
History
Place:
North Carolina
United States
Date:
1947
C1947
Topic:
African Americans--Race identity  Search this
African Americans  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1100413

The masquerade : an historical novel / by Oscar Micheaux

Author:
Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951  Search this
Physical description:
401 pages ; 23 cm
Type:
Fiction
History
Place:
United States
Arkansas
Date:
1947
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Historical fiction  Search this
War stories  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
PS3525.I1875 M3 1947b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1100414

The wind from nowhere / by Oscar Micheaux

Author:
Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951  Search this
Physical description:
423 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Type:
Fiction
Date:
1944
1944, ©1943
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
American literature--African American authors  Search this
Call number:
PZ3.M5809 Wi 1944
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1100415

The story of Dorothy Stanfield : based on a great insurance swindle, and a woman! / a novel by Oscar Micheaux

Author:
Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951  Search this
Physical description:
416 pages, 1 plate : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Fiction
Date:
1946
Topic:
Insurance fraud  Search this
Swindlers and swindling  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1100416

Faces in the mirror : Oscar Micheaux and Spike Lee / John Howard

Author:
Howard, John R. 1933-  Search this
Subject:
Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Lee, Spike Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 348 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Place:
United States
Date:
2009
©2009
Topic:
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Race in motion pictures  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1091362

Pioneers of African-American cinema / Kino Classics ; Library of Congress ; curated by Charles Musser and Jacqueline Najuma Stewart ; executive producer, Paul D. Miller ; producer, Bret Wood

Commentator:
Musser, Charles  Search this
Stewart, Jacqueline Najuma 1970-  Search this
Wood, Bret  Search this
Berry, Torriano  Search this
Mashon, Mike  Search this
Composer:
DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid  Search this
Sosin, Donald  Search this
Roach, Max 1924-2007  Search this
Matsumura, Makia  Search this
Gal, Rob  Search this
Waymon, Sam  Search this
Heywood, Donald -1967  Search this
Porter, Lew 1892-1956  Search this
Contributor:
Combs, Rhea L.  Search this
Elliott, Mary N.  Search this
Film director:
David, C. N.  Search this
Gant, Harry A. 1881-1967  Search this
Norman, Richard E. 1891-1961  Search this
Gist, James  Search this
Calnek, Roy  Search this
Perugini, Frank  Search this
Filmmaker:
Jones, Solomon Sir 1869-1936  Search this
Hurston, Zora Neale  Search this
Screenwriter:
Thompson, True T.  Search this
Starkman, David -1947  Search this
Actor:
Williams, Spencer 1893-1969  Search this
Maurice, Richard D.  Search this
Gist, Eloyce 1892-1974  Search this
Preer, Evelyn  Search this
Edwards, Mattie 1866-1944  Search this
Montgomery, Frank 1870-1944  Search this
Chenault, Lawrence 1877-  Search this
Brooks, Clarence  Search this
Robeson, Paul 1898-1976  Search this
Gilbert, Mercedes  Search this
Russell, Julia Theresa  Search this
Rodgers, Marshall -1934  Search this
Alexander, Chester A.  Search this
Cornick, Walter  Search this
Robinson, Madame  Search this
Johnson, Lillian  Search this
Mayo, Stella active 1923-1924  Search this
Maxwell, M. C. active 1920-1925  Search this
Criner, Lawrence 1898-1965  Search this
Boyd, Kathryn (Actress)  Search this
Reynolds, Steve (Actor)  Search this
Gilpin, Charles S (Charles Sidney) 1878-1930  Search this
Henderson, Harry  Search this
McCormack, Pearl  Search this
Johnstone, Norman  Search this
Pettus, William E.  Search this
Fields, Sammie  Search this
Brooks, Eunice  Search this
Moore, Charles R. 1893-1947  Search this
Randol, George  Search this
Comathiere, A. B.  Search this
Mahon, Carl  Search this
Calloway, Starr  Search this
Russell, Alice B.  Search this
Cato, Minto 1900-1979  Search this
Bowman, Laura 1881-1957  Search this
Tucker, Lorenzo  Search this
Newsome, Carman  Search this
Lewis, Lucille  Search this
Guy, Barrington  Search this
Brooks, Lucius  Search this
Young, Artie  Search this
Caviness, Cathryn  Search this
Riley, Juanita  Search this
Hardeman, Reather  Search this
Jones, Jas. B (James B.)  Search this
Film producer:
Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951  Search this
Kahn, Richard C. 1897-1960  Search this
Cinematographer:
Bowser, Pearl 1931-  Search this
Performer:
Jeffries, Herb  Search this
Everett, Francine 1920-1999  Search this
Boykin, David (Saxophonist)  Search this
Heywood, Donald -1967  Search this
Moore, Tim 1887-1958  Search this
Trible, Andrew  Search this
Davis, Amon  Search this
Martin, Sara 1884-1955  Search this
Four Tones (Musical group)  Search this
Interviewee:
Moses, Lucia Lynn 1908-  Search this
Moses, Ethel  Search this
Moses, Julia  Search this
Author:
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951 Body and soul  Search this
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951 Conquest  Search this
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951 Jeff Ballinger's woman  Search this
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Arthur, T. S (Timothy Shay) 1809-1885 Ten nights in a bar-room, and what I saw there  Search this
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Pratt, William W Ten nights in a bar-room  Search this
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Chesnutt, Charles W (Charles Waddell) 1858-1932 House behind the cedars  Search this
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset) 1874-1965 Rain  Search this
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Stribling, T. S (Thomas Sigismund) 1881-1965 Birthright  Search this
Screen Snapshots, Inc  Search this
Library of Congress  Search this
Production company:
Amegro Films (Firm)  Search this
Colored Players Film Corporation  Search this
Dixie Comedies  Search this
Ebony Film Corp.  Search this
Lincoln Motion Picture Company  Search this
Micheaux Film Corporation  Search this
Norman Film Manufacturing Company  Search this
Norman Studios  Search this
Torriano Film Productions  Search this
Film distributor:
Kino Lorber, Inc.  Search this
Kino Classics (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
5 videodiscs (approximately 1276 min.) : silent and sound, black and white and color tinted ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (76 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
Type:
Drama
Comedy films
Independent films
Slapstick comedy films
Fiction films
Feature films
Race films
Short films
Silent films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Place:
United States
Date:
2016
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African Americans in motion pictures  Search this
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Call number:
video 001493
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1082560

Oscar Micheaux : a biography : --Dakota homesteader, author, pioneer film maker / Betti Carol VanEpps-Taylor

Author:
VanEpps-Taylor, Betti Carol  Search this
Subject:
Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951  Search this
Physical description:
x, 184 p., [10] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), facsims., map ; 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
South Dakota
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
African American pioneers  Search this
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
African American novelists  Search this
Frontier and pioneer life  Search this
Call number:
CT275.M615 V36 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_620523

The conquest; the story of a Negro pioneer

Author:
Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951  Search this
Subject:
Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951  Search this
Physical description:
311 p. illus., port. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
1913
[1969]
Call number:
E185.97.M62 1969X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_425005

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