Black History Month

Maria P Williams

‘Flames of Wrath’ and the Pioneering African-American Women of Silent Cinema


Maria P. Williams was one of the first African-American women to make movies, and her life is as fascinating as the one known film she made.

Blaxploitation Truck Turner

20 Blaxploitation Films to Close Out Black History Month


Now, deal ’em up straight – or don’t deal ’em at all.

Daughters of the Dust

Black Women Filmmakers in the 20th Century


In honor of Black History Month and in the interest of keeping the #femalefilmmakerfriday feeling alive, here are five black women who got their directorial careers started before the year 2000.