Within Our Gates (1920)
Director: Oscar Micheaux
Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux
Starring: Evelyn Preer, Flo Clements, James D. Ruffin, Jack Chenault, William Smith, Charles D. Lucas, Bernice Ladd, Mrs. Evelyn, William Stark, Mattie Edwards, Ralph Johnson, E.G. Tatum, Grant Edwards, Grant Gorman, Leigh Whipper, S.T. Jacks, Jimmie Cook
Synopsis: Abandoned by her fiancé, an educated negro woman with a shocking past dedicates herself to helping a near bankrupt school for impoverished negro youths.
Release Date: January 12, 1920 (USA) | Length: 79 min | Genre: Drama, Romance | MPAA Rating: NR
Note: The Ralph Johnson above is not the Ralph Johnson from Earth Wind & Fire. In this film, Ralph Johnson plays Philip Gridlestone, a wealthy white landowner, aristocrat, and master of the neighboring lands. The amended cast list is from TCM.