This Week in Black History West Edition

This Week in Black History

September 3, 1919

The Lincoln Motion Picture Company, the nation’s first black film company, releases its first full-length feature film, “A Man’s Duty.” Owned by actors Noble Johnson (pictured) and Clarence Brooks, the company’s first actual film was “The Realization of a Negro’s Ambition” in 1916.

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