Symbol of the Unconquered (1920) - Rotten Tomatoes

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.

Cast

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.

June 1, 2015 | Full Review…
New Yorker
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Embodies black soul.

September 12, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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