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.
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.