American Experience; Midnight Ramble
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- American Experience
- Midnight Ramble
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988
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This program recounts the little-known story of a remarkable independent film industry outside of Hollywood that produced close to 500 movies for African- American audiences between 1910 and 1940. These "race movies" were known as "midnight rambles" and provided black moviegoers with images that didn't demean them, while tackling tough social issues. The program focuses on black filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, who became the most controversial film director of his time.
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- Chicago: “American Experience; Midnight Ramble,” 10/07/1994, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 21, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_735860211ADB463DB4F0159ECD16C6B2.
- MLA: “American Experience; Midnight Ramble.” 10/07/1994. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 21, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_735860211ADB463DB4F0159ECD16C6B2>.
- APA: American Experience; Midnight Ramble. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_735860211ADB463DB4F0159ECD16C6B2