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Madame Sul-Te-Wan

As the first BLACK actress to truly have a film contract, she had leading and helping roles in various Hollywood productions. After looking from stage in the east coastline, she transferred to Hollywood to portray many stereotypical jobs, including slaves, mammies, and outrageous natives. Of most her roles, conveniently one of the most controversial one happened in movie director D.W. Griffith’s racist masterpiece Delivery of a Country. She was created in Louisville, Kentucky, the little girl of freed slaves. Among her first display screen jobs was alongside the youthful Lillian Gish in the dilemma Stage Struck.

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