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Campaign to raise funds for Alice Micheaux’s headstone a success!


The GoFundMe campaign to raise money to place a headstone at Alice B. Russell‘s (aka Mrs. Micheaux) unmarked grave was a success!

From Terri Frances, Director of Black Film Center/Archive in Indiana:

Alice Burton Russell Micheaux

June 30, 1899 – January 1, 1985

A memorial to celebrate the life and pioneering film career of Alice B. Russell Micheaux, African American actress, producer, and wife of filmmaker and author Oscar Micheaux will take place on April 11, 2018 at 11AM at Greenwood Union Cemetery, 215 North Street, Rye, NY 10580. Join us.

We plan to honor Mrs. Micheaux’s currently unmarked burial site with a floral arrangement, music, and a blessing from Reverend James O’Hanan of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Weather permitting, we will be able to unveil the rose granite marker that was purchased through our GoFundMe campaign.

Information about the campaign to raise funds to place a headstone at Mrs. Micheaux’s unmarked grave is here https://www.gofundme.com/alice-b-russell-micheaux-headstone

Driving directions from the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens (symposium site) to the Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye, NY: https://goo.gl/maps/1WzsL9CFWXF