Lincoln Motion Picture Company: Amended Articles of Incorporation, 1921
- Lincoln Motion Picture Company: Amended Articles of Incorporation, 1921
- Alternative title
- Black Motion Picture Production Companies
- Date Created
Miriam Matthews Photograph Collection
Certificate of the amended articles of incorporation Lincoln Motion Picture Company. Signed by Frank C. Jordan, Secretary of State, California.
The Lincoln Motion Picture Company, founded in 1916 by Noble Johnson, was the first all-black movie production company to make films that showcased African American talent, and the first producer of race movies, limited to African American audiences in churches, schools, and "Colored Only" theaters. It remained in operation until 1923, closing shortly after announcing a final project, The Heart of a Negro.
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