Pioneers of African-American Cinema

Show, 1946
Pioneers of African-American Cinema
This newly preserved collection features more than 20 films made by groundbreaking African American directors for black audiences from 1915 to 1946.
The show Pioneers of African-American Cinema was released in 1946. The collection showcases the work of Oscar Micheaux, Spencer Williams, Richard E. Norman and other legendary directors. Parents strongly cautioned This show is Inspiring.
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