Oscar Micheaux

Oscar Micheaux (HM1YKC)

Location: Roanoke, VA 24016
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 16.475', W 79° 56.534'

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Oscar Micheaux, renowned leading creator of African American "race films" between 1919 and 1948, produced up to six full-length films in Roanoke between 1922 and 1925. The Strand Theatre housed the Micheaux Film Corporation from 1923 to 1925, while Micheaux lodged across the street at the Hampton Hotel, now the Dumas. Many of Roanoke's black professionals bought stock in Micheaux's corporation and five served on its board of directors including Alfred F. Brooks, who built the Strand. Famous civil rights attorney Oliver W. Hill, Sr., then a student boarding in Roanoke, had a walk-on part in one film.
Year Placed2007
Placed ByVirginia Department of Historic Resources
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Date Added Monday, May 29th, 2017 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 593777 N 4125857
Decimal Degrees37.27458333, -79.94223333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.475', W 79° 56.534'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 28.5" N, 79° 56' 32.04" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 109 Henry St NW, Roanoke VA 24016, US
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