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Up Next in Part 1: Feature Films

  • Birthright

    Directed by Oscar Micheaux • 1938 • United States
    Starring Carman Newsome, Ethel Moses, Alec Lovejoy

    An idealistic young man attempts to establish a school in a rural location, but encounters opposition from both the black and white communities. Director Oscar Micheaux himself was a former homes...

  • The Bronze Buckaroo

    Directed by Richard C. Kahn • 1939 • United States
    Starring Herb Jeffries, Lucius Brooks, Artie Young

    A Hollywood-style western with a black cast, THE BRONZE BUCKAROO stars Herb Jeffries as singing cowboy Bob Blake, a smooth, brave, and honorable hero who is assisted by his comic sidekick Dusty,...

  • The Blood of Jesus

    Directed by Spencer Williams • 1941 • United States
    Starring Cathryn Caviness, Spencer Williams, Juanita Riley

    The first feature by director/actor Spencer Williams (commonly remembered today as Andy on TV’s “Amos ’n’ Andy”), THE BLOOD OF JESUS is a rural religious parable in which a woman (Cathr...