Oscar Micheaux in Rapid City Journal

There’s an interesting article on pioneer filmmaker Oscar Micheaux in the Rapid City Journal this week. There’s also an accompaning photo of and interview with Jerry Wilske, director of the Oscar Micheaux Center in Gregory, South Dakota, and who spoke on Oscar Micheaux at the 2009 Western Literature Association conference.

West River Story: South Dakota Celebrates Black Film Pioneer by Steve Miller

Troy Sundquist and I tramped through knee-high grass to get to the old homestead site, where a ramshackle cabin and barn remain.

It is hard to fathom that it was here, in south-central South Dakota, that a young black farmer began a journey that would help pave the way for future African-American film stars and producers such as Paul Robeson, Georg Stanford Brown, James Earl Jones and Spike Lee. . . . [click on link for continuation of the article]

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