10 in HIGH x 8 in WIDE
(25.40 cm HIGH x 20.32 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

Mid-distance shot of a Mary Perry Smith, President of the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, posing behind a poster. The poster's headline announces, "New Voices, New Visions, Taking Charge," with a sidebar stating, the "Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, presents the 17th Annual Oscar Micheaux Award" followed by smaller text.

Mary Smith, President of the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, Mary Perry Smith is an active member of the Women's Board of the Oakland California Museum of California. Wikipedia entry (05/15/2009) provides this for the organization: "The Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, Inc. (BFHFI), was founded in 1973, Oakland, California. It supports and promotes black filmmaking, and preserves the contributions by African American artists both before and behind the camera. It also sponsors advance screenings of films by and about people of African descent and hosts the Oscar Micheaux Award, held each February in Oakland."

Used: Oakland Tribune

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