He was also married to an African-American Chicagoan, though the two ultimately split as well.His general experiences during this time became the subject of his first book, Two years later, financial hardships resulting from a regional drought caused Micheaux to lose his land, and he moved to Sioux City, Iowa.However, although Micheaux's work emulated standard genres such as mysteries, gangster flicks and Westerns, his projects also addressed pushbutton issues and were not wholly embraced by his peers.Micheaux's second film, 1920's 's message by showcasing more realistic ideas around white supremacy.You were in your early 20s and touring around the country with big names like Jason Mraz. A friend suggested I read Tim Ferriss’ ‘4 Hour Workweek’.I was intrigued by creating a lifestyle that would provide me with enough money to live the life I dreamed about.
These projects were a reaction, and a necessity, to what was then a segregated Hollywood industry and a segregated society.
He was buried at the Great Bend Cemetery in Kansas.
The inscription on his gravestone reads, "A Man Ahead of His Time." In 1986 the Directors Guild of America posthumously named Micheaux a recipient of the Golden Jubilee Special Directorial Award.
Oscar Micheaux was born in or near Metropolis, Illinois, on January 2, 1884.
He moved to Chicago at age 17 and worked as a porter before moving to South Dakota to farm and write.