I watched three of Ebony Film Corporation’s projects that came after their staff change: A Black Sherlock Holmes (1918), A Reckless Rover (1918), and Mercy, the Mummy Mumbled (1918). Each one starred Sam (Samuel) Robinson, an actor who was born in 1888 in Richmond, Virginia and died in Chicago in 1971 just 7 days shy of his 83rd birthday.
This Black History Month, I’ve tasked myself with watching each film in the Black Film Archive and then putting the films in context of what was happening in the Black History as these movies were being produced.
I did not know that I’d be blogging during Women’s History Month this year because I wasn’t sure I had the bandwidth to do so. I barely made it through Black History Month while juggling freelance assignments, homeschooling a kindergartener and preschooler, and independently managing a home. But I could not simply stop learning about […]