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Ha! Mrs. Warwick meets with a distraught Sylvia and decides Sylvia and her school are deserving of support. She tells off her white friend. She decides to give a hige sum to the school.
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Meanwhile, Mr. Gridlestone is just like Trump. Seething and hating black achievement.
"Remember it's the white man who makes the laws."

He tells Emil that his father owned a thousand slaves and had callouses from beating them.
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Lynch mob.
With the black servant aiding the whites.

Of course you see so clearly in Micheaux's film how guns were a symbol of white privilege and supremacy.

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@TCM is showing #OscarMichaux's film #WithinOurGates at 8pm

Micheaux was an early black filmmaker and this film, restored by the @smithsonian, is from 1920 and a groundbreaking early film on #racism, colorism and more.

Highly recommended.
I'm just thinking about how extraordinary it was for black audiences to have these Micheaux films a century ago.
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Tragically, #EvelynPreer, the star of #WithinOurGates, died at 36 from complications of childbirth.

She was called the First Lady of the Screen for black viewers of so-called "race films."
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