Second showing: unearthing the lost history of African American cinema


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Nearly 500 ‘race films’ were produced in the US between 1915 and 1952 but lost due to a combination of neglect and poor preservation, yet a new project shines spotlight on the early 20th-century films of Oscar Micheaux and others

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Claudette Colvin: 3/2/1955


 

Girl, 15, Guilty In Bus Seat Case

Montgomery, Ala. — A 15-year-old girl who refused to move to the rear of the city bus was found guilty in Juvenile court here last Friday on charges of assault and battery, disorderly conduct and with violating a city ordinance which make its “unlawful for any passenger to refuse or fail to take those seats assigned to the race which it belongs.”

The girl, Claudette Colvin, was declared a ward of the state and placed on probation pending good behavior.