Within Our Gates

The earliest surviving feature by an African-American director, Within Our Gates presents itself in several ways as an explicit reversal of The Birth of a Nation. Evelyn Preer stars as an educated black woman from the South who harbors a secret.


Release details

Rated: NR
Release date: Monday January 12 1920
Duration: 79 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Oscar Micheaux
Screenwriter: Oscar Micheaux
Cast: Evelyn Preer
Flo Clements
James D. Ruffin
Jack Chenault
Charles D. Lucas
Bernice Ladd
Mrs. Evelyn
William Stark
Mattie Edwards
Ralph Johnson
E.G. Tatum
Grant Edwards
Grant Gorman