Individual Author Record
Name: Oscar Devereaux MicheauxPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Born: 1884 in Metropolis, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionMicheaux was born on a farm in Southern Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationOscar 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.
*''The conquest; The Story of a Negro Pioneer (Originally published in 1913)'', Nabu Press, 2010*''The Forged Note: A Romance Of The Darker Races (1915) '', Kessinger Publishing, 2008*''The Homesteader: A Novel (1917)'', Kessinger Publishing, 2010*''The Case of Mrs. Wingate'', AMS Press, Inc., 1933*''The Wind from Nowhere (1944)'', Ayer Co. Publishing , 1975*''The Story of Dorothy Stanfield, Based on a Great Insurance Swindle, and a Woman (1944)'', Book Supply Company, 1944