The Life and Work of Oscar Micheaux: Pioneer Black Author and Filmmaker: 1884-1951 by Earl James Young Jr.
Approx. 52,060 words.
Published on September 2, 2010 by
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 (sound films) (1931-1948).The book features a commentary by actor/producer Ossie Davis and was reviewed by Dr. Maya Angelou.