Poster: The Realization of a Negro's Ambition (1916) The Lincoln Motion Picture Company was an American film production company founded by the Johnson brothers in 1915 in Omaha, Nebraska; it was incorporated in 1916 in Los Angeles, California. Among the first organized black filmmakers, it became the first producer of so-called race movies.The company stated its purpose was to "encourage black pride" while upholding the social order of the period. It wanted to correct the distortions... .
African Americans were largely ignored by major motion picture studios in the first two decades of the 20th Century. Here, we see the staff of what is considered the first all-black movie production unit in the U.S. -- the Lincoln Motion Picture Company (founded by brothers Noble and George Johnson in 1916 in Omaha, NE). http://www.blackpast.org/?q=aah/lincoln-motion-picture-company
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