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If you visited this page before February 9, 2001, you found a research paper by Martin J. Keenan entitled QUIET MOTION PICTURE LEGEND BURIED IN GREAT BEND. That page is still available, but has been moved to a new location. Click on the title of the paper to go there.
It is with great pleasure that we add to this site another paper entitled The Outcome of That Discontent: Oscar Micheaux, Motion Pictures and the Race for Dignity by Sarah Weiss. When we first tried to publish her paper, she advised us that it had been submitted for publication in The Concord Review and didn't want to jeopardize her chances of having it published there. Since then, this paper has been published in the Fall, 2000 issue of that journal, but their web site does not include the actual content of their printed edition. They had no objection to our publication of Sarah's essay, so we are now proud to include it on this site. Sarah was making plans to attend the festival, but she advanced in the Academic Decathlon competition to the state level and it was necessary that she participate in that event on behalf of her team.
A concise biography of Micheaux can be found in his obituary published in New York's Amsterdam News on April 7, 1951.
Genealogical research on Micheaux' family was done by Karen Neuforth and her late mother, Juanita
Neuforth, of Great Bend. Our site is now proud to share the fruits of their genealogical research.
On Wednesday, March 21, 2001, Micheaux was recognized in a resolution by the Kansas Senate.
As you can see, we have room on this site for additional material. Therefore, if you have material to add, please contact the webmaster: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you know of material that is already published somewhere on the web, we can add a link to our Links page. If you have a photo and/or paper that is not already on-line, we'll be glad to share it on this site.