How a Fearless Pioneer Become the Superhero of Independent Film

The Greatest American Story You’ve Never Heard Of

Robin A Henderson
6 min readJun 17, 2022

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An image of Oscar Micheaux, A Black independent filmmaker. He’s dressed in a suit with a hat. He also stands next to another man behind a camera.
Oscar Micheaux | Turner Classic Movies

Obscure Avant-guard filmmaking isn’t something people expect me to know anything about.

I’m a Black woman who grew up in Kentucky.

As a child, the closest thing I had to an art-house theater was a vintage single-screen…

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Robin A Henderson

I write about inclusive storytelling in Hollywood and diverse representation in wellness.