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Oscar Micheaux
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    (January 2, 1884-March 25, 1951)
    Born in Metropolis, Illinois
    Raised in Great Bend, Kansas
    Directed 'Within Our Gates (1919)' and 'Body and Soul (1924)'
    He was the fifth of eleven children.
    His birth year is also listed as 1893.
    He is credited as the first black filmmaker although the Lincoln Motion Picture Company preceded him.
    He was the son of former slaves.
    He used film to attack racism as presented by peers such as D.W. Griffith.
    In 1987, he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
    He died just five days after his silver wedding anniversary.

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