Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Oscar Micheaux, Pioneering Filmmaker, Immortalized on U.S. Postage Stamp

NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Film director, screenwriter, producer and distributor Oscar Micheaux, who illuminated the African-American experience through more than 40 feature films, was immortalized on a U.S. postage stamp today, taking his place as the 33rd person honored in the popular Black Heritage commemorative stamp series.

Micheaux's unique storytelling ability shattered stereotypes and challenged film audiences with realistic representations of African-Americans. The stamp was dedicated today at a ceremony in Miller Auditorium at Columbia University.

"Oscar Micheaux was a . . .

Full story at: PRNewswire


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