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This chapter looks at the two films made by northern entrepreneurs at Tuskegee Institute, A Trip to Tuskegee (1909) and A Day at Tuskegee (1913). The first film was produced by the George W. Broome Exhibition Company of Boston, owned by a filmmaking entrepreneur who made actualities for Black audiences in Boston. This chapter shows how Broome’s filming of Tuskegee in 1909 began as a collaboration with the Institute but that his entrepreneurial exhibition projects removed control from the Tuskegee authorities, including Booker T. Washington, and eventually led Tuskegee to distance itself from the filmmaker. As a result, for the...

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