Worrell, Joseph. "Oscar Micheaux." Silent Era. 2009. CBX Media. 20 Apr 2009 <http://www.silentera.

com/people/directors/Micheaux-Oscar.html>. -- He initiated a movement in which brought awareness to African American culture and made his films available to mainstream society. -- In doing so, he gained popularity and became renowned for his art. This started a revolutionary movement among African Americans, which helped the Harlem renaissance prosper. -- “…Micheaux produced more than 40 films between 1919 and 1940,” -- That’s astounding considering the fact that he started creating films on his own. This period was definitely a time when the Harlem Renaissance was blooming. It’s important to this part of history because

-- “Micheaux, a maverick and a social activist, did not hesitate in confronting issues that agitated both black and white audiences.”

-- He made films that portrayed African Americans

"Oscar Micheaux." Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 7. Gale Research, 1994. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale, 2009. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC

--“He wrote the scripts, directed, edited, and marketed his features himself from his own production company in New York

-- This man is extraordinary. Despite his obstacles, he was so passionate about his career that he did whatever he could to

City. He was thus one of the first successful strive independent filmmakers of any race...”

Andrews, William. The Oxford Companion To African American Literature. New York: Oxford University Press, Inc., 1997. Print.  Micheaux has always had light skinned, straight hair actors to promote his films.  I believe that he is a smart man for doing so. Back then, light skinned people must have been more accepted by society. By doing so, he brought in more sales and made himself know to the people.  “In their own way Micheaux’s films make a plea for black unity and black independence through education and economic competition while presenting a positive image for black audiences.” 

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