Within Our Gates
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Gowen Room of Wilson Commons
Directed by Oscar Micheaux, (1920), 79 minutes
A film considered the oldest surviving made by an African-American director, Oscar Micheaux. It takes place during the U.S early 20th century, in the context of Jim Crow, the KKK revival, the Great Migration. In this film, a black schoolteacher finds the battle against racism is everywhere when she goes North to raise money for better schools.