William D. Foster

Celebrating the pioneering William D. Foster

William D. Foster was a pioneering film producer and influential figure in the Black film industry in the early 20th century, along with others such as Oscar Micheaux. He was the first African American to have founded a film production company, establishing the Foster Photoplay Company in Chicago in 1910. Foster had a vision for the African-American community to portray themselves as they wanted to be seen, not as someone else depicted them. He was influenced by the black theater community and wanted to break the racial stereotyping of blacks in film and his film The Railroad Porter, released in 1912, is credited as being the world’s first film with an entirely black cast and director.

To find out more about this actor, journalist, and pioneering entrepreneur, please follow the link below.
About William Forster – back2past.com
William D Forster – blackpast.org

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