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Oscar Micheaux

(1884 - 1951)

  • Grew up in Great Bend
  • First African American feature filmmaker
  • Wrote, produced, and directed 44 feature films
  • Focused on stories and images of African American life
  • The Case of Mrs. Wingate, one of his seven novels, was a national bestseller

Photo courtesy State Archives of the South Dakota State Historical Society

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