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Charles D. Lucas ...
Jean Baptiste
Evelyn Preer ...
Orlean
Iris Hall ...
Agnes Stewart
Inez Smith ...
Ethel
Vernon S. Duncan ...
N. Justine McCarthy
Charles R. Moore ...
Jack Stewart
Trevy Woods ...
Glavis
William George ...
Agnes's White Lover
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Oscar Micheaux a genius, of his times. The fist African -American to produce a feature film (1919) The Homesteader
5 June 2002 | by (e.g. Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is a man that broke the Hollywood barriers and made his own films. He produced 43 feature films, wrote 7 novels, one a best seller, and opened the first all black made film in white theaters in 1948. The Great Grandfather of black films1


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