By Jim Haskins, Eleanora E. Tate, Clinton Cox, Brenda Wilkinson
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President Harry S. ” Eubie Blake received the Presidential Medal of Honor in 1981. Eubie Blake died on February 12, 1983, in Brooklyn, New York, at the incredible age of 100. S. postal stamp. qxd 7/17/02 2:03 PM Page 34 OSCAR MICHEAUX (1884–1951) L ✦ ike Philip Payton, Oscar Micheaux identiﬁed a need—for movies with black actors and actresses to entertain black audiences. Before, during, and after the Harlem Renaissance, he also proved that a black star system could exist. Born on January 2, 1884, in Metropolis, Illinois, Micheaux was one of thirteen children.
Fauset taught Latin and French at Dunbar for fourteen years. To advance her studies, Jessie Fauset traveled to Paris, France, where she earned a master’s degree in French from the Sorbonne, a prestigious university. After she returned to the United States, she began to submit ﬁction and poetry to The Crisis magazine, the publication of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. W. E. B. Du Bois, who served as editor-in-chief, was so impressed with her writing that he asked her to come to New York and work for the magazine.
But in Griffith’s story of the Reconstruction South in the grip of federal troops after the Confederate defeat in the Civil War, he brought to the large screen all the negative stereotypes in the nation’s consciousness—marauding black soldiers and power-mad mulattoes (played by white actors in blackface makeup) threatening a white southern family that is eventually rescued by the Ku Klux Klan. Birth of a Nation caused an uproar among black Americans. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People organized a formal protest.