The Black Director Who Should Have Wo...

The Black Director Who Should Have Won an Oscar

This Oscar who deserved an Oscar but never got one, turned watching Birth of a Nation into the birth of his movie career. The grandson of slaves, Oscar Micheaux made 44 movies, becoming the "Cecil B. De Mille of Race Movies," and the "Czar of Black Hollywood," inspired by that obnoxiously racist film from 1915: As optimists, Americans usually treat inspiration as positive, but fear and fury motivate too.

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