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Birthright (1939) Oscar Micheaux, Carman Newsome, Ethel Moses, Alec Lovejoy, Drama

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The restoration project added new sequences to Micheaux’s 1939 remake of his silent film Birthright. The first two of the film’s nine reels have been missing for years. To replace about 20 minutes of those missing first scenes, restorers have added new title cards to introduce the story of Peter Siner (played by Carman Newsome) — a young black man who graduates from Harvard University and returns home to the South to build a school for African-American children.

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