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Also Known As: Died: April 1, 1951
Born: January 2, 1884 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Metropolis, Illinois, USA Profession: Director ...
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Lived in Chicago in the early 1900s
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Became sole black man to obtain a land claim in Gregory, South Dakota; obtained 500 acres of land and worked as a hoemsteader
1908:
Wrote first novel "The Conquest"
1916:
Approached by Noble and George Johnson who wanted to purchase screen rights to one of his novels, "The Homesteader"
1919:
Feature directorial debut with film version of "The Homesteader"; first full-length feature produced by an American black
1925:
Directed Paul Robeson in "Body and Soul"
1931:
First talking film, "The Exile"
1948:
Made last film, "The Betrayal"

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