Symbol of the Unconquered (1920)





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Directed by Oscar Micheaux and designed especially for black audiences, this silent romance flirts with the notion of miscegenation -- the hatred of inter-racial relations. The trouble begins when a dark-skinned black finds himself avoiding the affections of a light-skinned woman because he thinks she is white. It takes quite a bit of convincing for her to prove him wrong.
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Oscar Micheaux Pictures


Lawrence Chenault
as Jefferson Driscoll
Walker Thompson
as Hugh Van Allen
Iris Hall
as Evon Mason
E.G. Tatum
as Abraham
Mattie Wilkes
as Mother Driscoll
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A journalistic deep dive into the economic, social, and criminal underpinnings of the startup town as well as a literary study of the complex psychology of race relations in the North.

Full Review… | May 31, 2015
New Yorker
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