The Lincoln Company, a Black film production company, is formed to produce all-Black films.
1916 (Feb 15)
Between 1916 and 1922 a California group called the Lincoln Company formed to produce all-Black films. Led by George and Noble Johnson, the company produced an average of one film per year with titles such as "The Realization of a Negro's Ambition" and "The Trooper of Troop K". Inadequate distribution and a nationwide influenza epidemic stifled the company's success. Another all-Black production company, led by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), met a similar fate.