This full length film by Oscar Micheaux is about a black night watchman in a chemical factory finds the body of a young white woman in the basement. Continue Reading →
The 33rd stamp in the Black Heritage series honors pioneering filmmaker Oscar Micheaux (1884-1951) wrote, directed, produced, and distributed more than 40 movies during the first half of the 20th century. An ambitious, larger-than-life figure, Micheaux thrived at a time when African-American filmmakers were rare, venues for their work were scarce, and support from the industry did not exist. Micheaux’ entrepreneurial spirit and independent vision continue to inspire new generations of filmmakers and artists.