Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Oscar Devereaux Micheaux  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1884 in Metropolis, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Micheaux was born on a farm in Southern Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Oscar Micheaux was an author, film director and independent producer of more than 44 films. He is regarded as the first major African-American film maker, and the most successful African- American filmaker of the first half of the twentieth century. After a failed marriage and financial ruin, Micheaux decided to become a writer. He ultimately wrote seven novels and produced films until his death at age 67.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

The conquest; the story of a negro pioneer
ISBN: 1177780801

Nabu Press. 2010

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

The Forged Note: A Romance Of The Darker Races (1915)
ISBN: 0548997888

Kessinger Publishing, LLC. 2008

The Homesteader: A Novel (1917)
ISBN: 1163991449

Kessinger Publishing, LLC. 2010

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

The Case of Mrs. Wingate
ISBN: 0404114040

Ams Pr Inc. 1933

The Wind from Nowhere (The Black Heritage Library Collection)
ISBN: 0836991095

Ayer Co Pub. 1972