Fellas of Silent Cinema

African American Actors of the Silent Film Era

Abrams, Edward
Alexander, Chester A.
Allen, Charles
Bates, Leo
Bates, Lester
Beard, Matthew (a/k/a Stymie)
Bishop, Andrew
Brooks, Clarence
Broomfield, Leroy (a/k/a Sugarfoot)
Brown, George Edward
Brown, R. L., Dr.
Burris, Jim
Burrough, James
Catlin, George
Chenault, Jack
Chenault, Lawrence
Collins, Claude
Connor, Edgar
Cook, Jimmie
Cornick, Walter
Criner, J. Laurence
Crowell, William B. F.
Curry, Nathan
Cutler, Marty
De Bulger, Louis
Dean, Louis
DeComathiere, A. B.
DeLavalade, Herman
Dones, Sidney P.
Duncan, Vernon S.
Duree, Robert
Easton, Sidney
Edwards, Grant
Farmer, Jacques
Fountaine, William E.
Fraction, Edward
Gray, Harry
Green, Joe
Griffin, Alex
Hawley, Monte
Haynes, Daniel L.
Henderson, Harry
Hereford, Leon
Hoskins, Allen (a/k/a Farina)
Ingram, Clifford
Ingram, Rex
Jacks, Samuel (a/k/a Sambo)
Jackson, Eugene
Jackson, Freddie
Jenkins, John Wesley
Johnson, Jack
Johnson, John Lester
Johnson, Max
Johnson, Noble
Johnstone, Norman
Jones, Matthew
King, Webb
Langford, Sam
Lee, Ford Washington (a/k/a Buck)
Lew, Meehan
Lovejoy, Alec
Low, James B.
Lucas, Charles D.
Marshall, Jimmy
McClane, Lorenzo
Miller, Flournoy Eakim
Monagas, Lionel
Moore, Charles R.
Morrison, Ernest (a/k/a Sunshine Sammy)
Murphy, Bert
Muse, Clarence
Nelson, Howard
Norcom, Alfred
Olden, Charles
Perry, Lincoln (a/k/a Stepin Fechit)
Pettus, William E.
Pickett. Bill
Pollard, Frank
Ray, Arthur
Reed, George
Reynolds, Steve
Richardson, Walter
Robeson, Paul
Robinson, Bill (a/k/a Bojangles)
Robinson, Sam
Rodgers, Marshall
Ruffin, James D.
Scheffield, Maceo Bruce
Schooler, Lewis/Louis
Simpson, Walter
Smith, William
Starks, Will
Stewart, Dink
Tatum, E.G.
Tatum, Rudolph
Thomas, Reed
Thompson, Edward
Thompson, Walker
Toones, Fred (a/k/a Snowflake)
Tracey, Harry
Tucker, Lorenzo (a/k/a Black Valentino)
Tutt, J. Homer
Verwayen, Percy
Walter, Brogsdale
Washington, Blue
Washington, Isaiah
Whipper, Leigh
Whitney, Salem Tutt
Williams, George
Williams, Spencer
Williams, Virgil
Williams, Zack
Wilson, Frank L.
Woods, Trevy

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Silent Queens

African American Actresses of the Silent Film Era

Allen, Anna Lou
Anderson, Ida
Askins, Ida
Baker, Josephine
Barr, Edna
Beavers, Louise
Birdsong, Sylvia
Bowman, Laura
Boyd, Kathryn
Boyd, Mildred
Brown, Anita
Buford, Daisy
Burwell, Myra
Bush, Anita
Carrols, Vivian
Clements, Flo
Clough, Inez
Cohee, Regina
Conley, Nelly a/k/a Madame Sul-Te-Wan
Conn, Irene
Dabney, Ardelle
Darden, Tasmania
Dean, Dora
DeKnight, Fanny Belle
Desmond, Cleo
Edwards, Mattie
Ellenwood, Grace
Ellis, Evelyn
Freeman, Bea
Freeman, Ruth
George, Beatrice
Gilbert, Mercedes
Givens, Bessie
Gorgas, Alice
Gray, Ethel
Hall, Beulah
Hall, Iris
Harris, Theresa
Holmes, Mabel
Howard, Gertrude
Howard, Shingzie
Hyson, Roberta
Jessye, Eva
Johnson, Orine
Johnson, Eva
Johnson, Lillian
Jones, Lenore
Junior, Yvonne
Kemp, Mae
Kennedy, Ann
Ladd, Bernice
Lovelass, Henrietta
Lyle, Bessie
Mason, Julia
Maurice, Vivian
Mayo, Stella
McClain, Florence
McCormick, Pearl
McKinney, Nina Mae
Mickey, Arline
Morrison, Dorothy
Morton, Edna
Moses, Lucia Lynn
Noisette, Kathleen
Peoples, Neva
Pilot, Bernice
Pope, Evelyn Burwell
Preer, Evelyn
Price, Mildred
Provost, Minnie
Robinson, Madame
Russell, Alice Russell
Russell, Theresa
Sewell, Alma
Skekeeter, Evon
Smith, Ethel
Smith, Mamie
Smith, Trixie
Smith, Grace
Smith, Vivian
Smith, Inez
Snead, Florence
Snelson, Gertrude
Steele, Geraldine
Sutton, Susie
Taylor, Regina
Theresa, Julia
Thompson, Anita
Thompson, Blanche
Walker, Ruth
Washington, Fredi
Washington, Isabel
Washington, Mildred
Waters, Ethel
Watkins, Mary Jane
Wilkes, Mattie
Williams, Augusta
Williams, Elizabeth
Young, Mabel

Photo Sources:  Tumblr; Daarac.org; Dangerous Women Project; Jazz Riffing blogspot; Normanstudios.org; Black Past; TCM on twitter.