Besides writing for No Film School, I am currently studying at Columbia University.
Indeed it is! Good images of Micheaux are hard to find online, or were when this went up.
No it wasn't mistaken identity, as the video link implies. Robeson got his first role, in believe, in one of Micheaux's films, and there wasn't an extant image of sufficient quality. Image wasn't my call, anyway, I'm just the writer, but thanks for being an engaged reader (and as you can see, I'm a super engaged commenter, responding only like a year later!) Thanks, man!
Thanks, Greg. Much appreciated!
Good catch on the camel I honestly think that was a weird brain bubble on my part because obviously he is riding a camel. However, I do not believe Ali was a Bedouin, I think that he was a Hashemite which while similar is not quite the same? So I guess we can split the difference? Thanks, though, for your sedulous reading! It's honestly nice to know that anyone pays attention at all! I'll try and get that zoological error changed posthaste!
Thanks very much!