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Marcus Garland
Release Date:   1925
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Cast:   Salem Tutt Whitney    
    Amy Birdsong    

Summary: No information about the precise nature of this film has been found. 

Production Company: Micheaux Film Corp.  
Country: United States
Language: English

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Physical Properties: Si:
  Sd, also Si: Feature length assumed.

Genre: Melodrama
Sub-Genre: African American
Subjects (Major): African Americans

Note: The indicated release year is approximate. A notice in the Pittsburgh (PA) Courier on 25 Apr 1928 indicated that the film was in production, but that may have been an error. No additional information on filming or release dates have been verified. Modern sources state that the film was a fictionalized story, possibly a parody, about controversial Pan-Africanism leader Marcus Garvey (1887-1940). 

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Pittsburgh (PA) Courier   25 Apr 1928.   

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