BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY
|Born||Oscar Devereaux Micheaux|
January 2, 1884
Metropolis, Illinois, USA
|Died||March 25, 1951 (aged 67)|
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Orlean McCracken (m.1910)Alice B. Russell (m.1926)
|Awards||Directors Guild of America Awards|
1986 Golden Jubilee Special Award
Hollywood Walk of Fame
6721 Hollywood Boulevard
Early life and education
Marriage and family
Writing and film career
Legacy and honors
- The Oscar Micheaux Award for excellence was established.
- The Oscar Micheaux Sociey at Duke University continues to honor his work and educate about his legacy.
- 1987, Micheaux was recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- 1989 the Directors Guild of America honored Micheaux with a Golden Jubilee Special Award.
- The Producers Guild of America created an annual award in his name.
- 1989, the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame gave him a posthumous award.
- Gregory, South Dakota holds an annual Oscar Micheaux Film Festival.
- 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante included Oscar Micheaux on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans.
- On June 22, 2010 the US Postal Service issued a 44-cent, Oscar Micheaux commemorative stamp.
- 2011, the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia created a category for donors, the Micheaux Society, in honor of Micheaux.
- Midnight Ramble: Oscar Micheaux and the Story of Race Movies (1994) is a documentary whose title refers to the early 20th-century practice of some segregated cinemas of screening films for African-American audiences only at matinees and midnight. The documentary was produced by Pamela Thomas, directed by Pearl Bowser and Bestor Cram, and written by Clyde Taylor. It was first aired on the PBS show The American Experience in 1994, and released in 2004.
- On January 19, 2014, Block Starz Music Television previewed The Czar of Black Hollywood, a 2014 documentary film chronicling the early life and career of Oscar Micheaux using Library of Congress archived footage, photos, illustrations and vintage music. On February 13, The Czar of Black Hollywood was announced by American radio host Tom Joyner on his nationally syndicated program,The Tom Joyner Morning Show, as part of a "Little Known Black History Fact" on Micheaux. In an interview with The Washington Times, filmmaker Bayer L. Mack said he read the 2007 biography Oscar Micheaux: The Great and Only by Patrick McGilligan and was inspired to produce The Czar of Black Hollywood because Micheaux's life mirrored his own. Mack told The Huffington Post he was shocked that, in spite of Micheaux's historical significance, there was "virtually nothing out there about [his] life". The film's executive producer, Frances Presley Rice, told the Sun Sentinel that Micheaux was the first "indie movie producer." Oscar Micheaux: The Czar of Black Hollywood premiered on September 26, 2014 at the 99th Annual Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Convention in Memphis, TN and has received a Black Reel Awards nomination for Outstanding Independent Documentary by The Foundation for the Advancement of African Americans in Film (FAAAF).
- Conquest: The Story of a Negro Pioneer. Lincoln, Nebraska: Woodruff Press. 1913. OCLC 254051406.
- The Forged Note. Lincoln, Nebraska: Western Book Supply Company. 1915. OCLC 2058028.
- The Homesteader: A Novel. Sioux City, Iowa: Western Book Supply Company. 1917. OCLC 10616358.
- The Wind from Nowhere. New York: Book Supply Company. 1941. OCLC 682477.
- The Case of Mrs. Wingate. New York: Book Supply Company. 1944. OCLC 5541463.
- The Story of Dorothy Stanfield. New York: Book Supply Company. 1946. OCLC 300792169.
- Masquerade, a Historical Novel. New York: Book Supply Company. 1947. OCLC 300739700.