Honoring Mrs. Alice B. Russell Micheaux

Through the efforts of BFC/A director Terri Francis, independent silent film historian Lina Accurso, and a generous community of individual donors, arrangements are in place to set a memorial headstone at the unmarked grave of Mrs. Alice B. Russell Micheaux in 2018. Mrs. Micheaux was a pioneering film actress and film producer, as well as the … Continue reading Honoring Mrs. Alice B. Russell Micheaux

Pullman Porters on Screen, Part 1 (Pre-1960)

The legacy of Pullman porters and the labor union eventually formed by them  – the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters – is an important one in American and labor history. Correspondingly, Pullman porters have left their imprint on American film in many different ways through the years, though the volume and type of those depictions … Continue reading Pullman Porters on Screen, Part 1 (Pre-1960)