Preserving the history of America’s first black filmmakers

PBS NewsHour

In the early part of the 20th century, black filmmakers were forced to work outside the white Hollywood mainstream — and produced around 500 films, mainly for black audiences. To preserve this history, the company Kino Lorber released

PBS NewsHour

In the early part of the 20th century, black filmmakers were forced to work outside the white Hollywood mainstream -- and produced around 500 films, mainly for black audiences. To preserve this history, the company Kino Lorber released a five-disc collection this year containing 20 hours of these films. Executive producer Paul Miller joins NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Karla Murthy.

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