This film series deals with the birth of independent Black Films and their impact on America. Long overlooked and under praised, the race films of the 1920s through the 1950s are the bedrock on which today’s Black film art is built. Their existence is a tribute to the ingenuity, perseverance of people who recognized the power of a medium they were locked out of and then successfully harnessed some of that power for themselves. It take us on a journey of the early years of black film introducing us to the pioneers, the studio owners, producers, directors and actors who created a viable black-owned industry.
Co-Executive Producer Bob Lott
Co-Executive Producer – Beverly Richards
Co-Producer and Co-Writer -Kenya Branch
Associate Producer – Lydia Henry
Production – Walter R. Wimberly and Clara Lewis
Production and Editor – Walter R. Wimberly