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Oscar Devereaux Micheaux

Born: 1884 in Metropolis, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Micheaux was born on a farm in Southern Illinois.

Biography: Oscar Micheaux was an author, film director and independent producer of more than 44 films. He is regarded as the first major African-American film maker, and the most successful African- American filmaker of the first half of the twentieth century. After a failed marriage and financial ruin, Micheaux decided to become a writer. He ultimately wrote seven novels and produced films until his death at age 67.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Oscar Devereaux Micheaux on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

ISBN: 1177780801 OCLC: 944929812

Nabu Press, [Place of publication not identified] : 2010.

  The case of Mrs. Wingate /
ISBN: 0404114040 OCLC: 1365850

AMS Press, New York : 1975.

  The wind from nowhere.
ISBN: 0836991095 OCLC: 333730

Books for Libraries Press, Freeport, N.Y., 1972.