Subscribe to watch video of The Legacy of Race Movies

Before Hollywood discovered the diverse talents of Black actors and directors, African American audiences were flocking to theaters to see low-budget, Black-produced films called “race” movies. These rare and mostly-forgotten films were a testament to a small group of Black pioneers, and film libraries are working to memorialize this piece of Americana.

Guests: Dr. Thomas Cripps and Dr. Henry T. Sampson



Black Cinema