Lincoln Motion Picture Company

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Poster: The Realization of a Negro's Ambition (1916)

The Lincoln Motion Picture Company was an American film production company founded in 1915, known as the first producer of race movies.[1][2][3][4] Established in Omaha, Nebraska, the company relocated to Los Angeles the following year. It remained in operation until 1923, closing shortly after announcing a final project, The Heart of a Negro.[5]

Filmography[edit]

  • The Realization of a Negro's Ambition (1916)
  • Trooper of Company K (1917)
  • The Law of Nature (1917)
  • A Man's Duty (1919)
  • By Right of Birth (1921)[5]

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "The Lincoln Motion Picture company, a first for Black cinema!" The African American Registry. Retrieved 8/4/07.
  2. ^ (2007) "African American History in the American West: Timeline", Black Past Website, hosted at University of Washington
  3. ^ Sampson, Henry T. Blacks in Black and White: A Source Book on Black Films (1997), p. 27
  4. ^ Flamming, Douglas. Bound for Freedom: Black Los Angeles in Jim Crow America, University of California Press, p. 89 (2005) - ISBN 0-520-23919-9
  5. ^ a b Sampson, Henry T. Blacks in Black and White: A Source Book on Black Films, page 39

References[edit]

  • Berry, S. Torriano. The 50 Most Influential Black Films: A Celebration of African-American Talent, Determination, Citadel Press, (2001) - ISBN 0-8065-2133-3
  • Bowser, Pearl. Oscar Micheaux and His Circle: African-American Filmmaking and Race Cinema of the Silent Era, Indiana University Press, (2001) - ISBN 0-253-33994-4
  • Jones, George William. Black Cinema Treasures: Lost and Found, University of North Texas Press, (1991) - ISBN 0-929398-26-2
  • Reid, Mark A. Redefining Black Film, University of California Press, (1993) - ISBN 0-520-07902-7
  • Sampson, Henry T. Blacks in Black and White: A Source Book on Black Films, The Scarecrow Press, Inc., New Jersery, (1997) - ISBN 0-8108-1023-9
  • Stewart, Jacqueline. Migrating to the Movies: Cinema and Black Urban Modernity, University of California Press, (2005) - ISBN 0-520-23349-2

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