Melvin Van Peebles

Aug 21, 1932


The son of a black Chicago tailor, Melvin Van Peebles attended West Virginia State College, then earned a BA from Ohio Wesleyan. Van Peebles served three years in the Air Force as a navigator/bombardier. Out of uniform, Van Peebles pursued a painting career, made a handful of amateur films, and held down jobs as a postal worker and San Francisco… More


Melvin Van Peebles Videos

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We The Party
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Redemption Road
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