Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

Explore Timbuktu Bing, Man Change and more!

Oscar Micheaux This Metropolis, Ill., native revolutionized the film industry when he formed his own movie production company and, in 1919, became the first African American to make a film. He wrote, directed and produced the silent motion picture "The Homesteader" and then introduced the film world to Paul Robeson in "Body and Soul." In 1986, the Directors Guild of America honored Micheaux with a Golden Jubilee Special Award.