My research will focus on the life and times of Oscar Micheaux — America’s first highly successful African American independent film director. By analyzing the overall impact of Micheaux’s controversial silent films, my research will shed light on an area of film studies often overshadowed by the glamour of Old Hollywood.
Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia
Hobbies: Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor, member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity, member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority, hostess at Food for Thought Restaurant.
Fun Fact: I collect pocket watches!
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