[Washington, D.C.] : Library of Congress, c1993.
1 videocassette (79 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in. + 1 pamphlet ( p. ; 18 cm.)
Library of Congress video collection ; v.1
Library of Congress video collection ; v. 1
Videocassette release of the 1919 motion picture.
Reproduction of a single surviving print found in Spain retitled as La Negra. "The original English intertitles remain lost ... the intertitles on this restoration can only approximate Micheaux's originals. They are a translation from Spanish back into English."
Written, directed and produced by Oscar Micheaux ; piano score composed and performed by Philip Carli.
Evelyn Preer, Flo Clements, James D. Ruffin, Jack Chenault.
National Film Registry
The earliest surviving feature directed by an African-American, Within our gates tells the story of a young African-American woman who seeks a Northern white patron for a Southern school for Black children. The scenes of lynching and attempted white-on-Black rape may be a response to D.W. Griffith's The birth of a nation.
Oscar Micheaux's Within our gates
Within our gates.