Meet Lucille Ball, Actor, Comedian, Producer
Meet Ethel Payne, Journalist & First Female African-American National Network News
The “first lady of the black press,” Ethel Payne’s life and work is truly inspirational.
Meet Dorothy Arzner, Director, Editor, Screenwriter, Boom Inventor
One of the most prolific directors of early American cinema. BOOM!
Meet Marion E. Wong, Film Company President, Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Actor, Costume Designer
Like indie filmmakers today, Marion E. Wong wore MANY hats.
Meet Tressie Souders, Director, Producer, Screenwriter
In 1922, Souders was named by the Black press as the first African-American woman director. The story of Tressie Souders, or perhaps more accurately, the lack of details about Tressies Souders’ life and work, exemplifies the need to research and rescue early film-works of women of color.