American Experience Season 7 Episode 6
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that thrived outside of Hollywood and produced close to 500 feature movies for African American audiences between 1910 and 1940. Many race movies tackled some of the difficult social issues that confronted black urban society: alcoholism, crime, morality, class conflict, even racism and lynching, setting the stage for today’s independent black cinema movement.
Serie: American Experience
Guest Star: James Avery
Episode Title: Midnight Ramble
Air Date: 1994-10-26