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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - L. Mack
America's first black feature-film maker spent his life opposing the idea that there was "no opportunity for the Negro." Now, 63 years after his death, a group of kindred spirits is making sure the "uplifting" story of Oscar Micheaux is presented to a new generation.
The Kentucky marketing mogul behind a new documentary on pioneering black filmmaker Oscar Micheaux has his own entertainment world back story.
Mr. Mack said in an interview, though, that it was his love of history that shaped his current project.
Not only was it disconcerting for a self-described history buff to have "never heard" of such a groundbreaking black filmmaker, but in many ways Micheaux's life "mirrored mine," said Mr. Mack.