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Detroit ACE and Detroit Media Services to present Black Heritage Films for the Holidays on City Channel 22

 

December 30, 2021

Oscar Devereaux Micheaux (January 2, 1884 – March 25, 1951)

The Office of Arts, Culture, and Entrepreneurship is proud to present Black Heritage Films for the Holidays. Screening at 7PM every night from Christmas until New Year's, the films reflect the excellence that Black filmmakers such as Oscar Micheaux were achieving in the 1930s.

Oscar Devereaux Micheaux (January 2, 1884 – March 25, 1951) was an author, film director, and independent producer of more than 44 films. The short-lived Lincoln Motion Picture Company was the first movie company owned and controlled by black filmmakers, but Micheaux is regarded as the first major African-American...



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