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Over a three-decade period that began in 1919, Oscar Micheaux wrote, directed, edited, produced and distributed over forty films nationally and internationally. These films usually featured all-Black casts. They spanned a silent film period (1919-1930) and a talkie period (1931-1948). Micheaux also authored over seven novels.
FEATURED OSCAR MICHEAUX FILMS: ERA OF THE TALKIES (THE BIRTH OF SOUND FILMS)
AN OSCAR MICHEAUX PRODUCTION: MURDER IN HARLEM (1935)
TEN MINUTES TO LIVE (1932) - Oscar Micheaux Film
AN OSCAR MICHEAUX PRODUCTION: SWING! (1938)
LYING LIPS (1939)
THE OSCAR MICHEAUX ERA: CONTEMPORARIES AND EVENTS
THE HONOURABLE MARCUS GRAVEY - THE HISTORY OF THE U.N.I.A.
BLACK WALL STREET (THE NIGHT TULSA BURNED)
DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS ORCHESTRATIONS
TRIBUTE TO JOSEPHINE BAKER
LENA HORNE, A PROFILE - PART 1
BIOGRAPHY OF PAUL ROBESON PART 1
BOOKS WRITTEN BY OSCAR MICHEAUX
The story of a Black pioneer's life as a South Dakota rancher. Out of loneliness, he marries the daughter of a vain Black clergyman, forsaking his true love, a Scottish woman, to avoid social stigma and trouble with the law. The marriage sours owing to interference by the hostile father-in-law. The rancher's wife goes insane and kills her father and herself. The authorities arrest the pioneer for both murders, but his first love hires detectives who prove his innocence.
This book was Oscar Micheaux's first novel. It tells the story of the aspirations and struggles of a black homesteader named Oscar Devereaux. Born on a small farm near Cairo, Illinois, one of thirteen children, Devereaux leaves home to work in the Chicago stockyards and finally graduates to the job of porter in a Pullman railway car.