Film, Video Within Our Gates

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Within Our Gates
Contributor Names
Preer, Evelyn
Micheaux, Oscar
Micheaux Film Corporation
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Fiction films
-  Feature films
-  Silent films
-  Social problem films
Fiction films
Feature films
Silent films
Social problem films
-  Sound: This moving image content is silent, and was created without sound or a soundtrack.
-  Summary: Abandoned by her fiancé, an educated negro woman with a shocking past dedicates herself to helping a near bankrupt school for impoverished negro youths. Within Our Gates was created in response to The Birth of a Nation which depicted southern whites in need of the Ku Klux Klan to protect them from blood thirsty blacks. Micheaux shows the reality of Dixie racism in 1920, where a black man could be lynched for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Film, Video
Call Number/Physical Location
Mavis identifier: 46435
Source Collection
AFI/Filmoteca Espanola Collection (Library Of Congress)
Motion Picture, Broadcasting And Recorded Sound Division
Online Format

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Chicago citation style:

Preer, Evelyn, Oscar Micheaux, and Micheaux Film Corporation. Within Our Gates. 1919. Video.

APA citation style:

Preer, E., Micheaux, O. & Micheaux Film Corporation. (1919) Within Our Gates. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Preer, Evelyn, Oscar Micheaux, and Micheaux Film Corporation. Within Our Gates. 1919. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.

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