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Within Our Gates

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
5:00 p.m.
Gowen Room of Wilson Commons

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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.