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Black History Month

Black History Moment, Maria P. Williams

We have female directors and producers such as Oprah, Ava DuVernay, and Shonda Rhimes, thanks to Williams' early achievements, as the first Black woman to ma...

We have female directors and producers such as Oprah, Ava DuVernay, and Shonda Rhimes, thanks to Williams’ early achievements, as the first Black woman to make, compose, and act in her own movie in 1923, The Flames of Wrath. Beyond film, the former Kansas City teacher was also an activist, and detailed her leadership skills in the book she authored, My Work and Public Sentiment in 1916.