Film scholars from the University of Southern California have recently uncovered this film and dated it 1898, they believe it is the earliest cinematic depiction of African-American love
The 29-second silent picture depicted a touching moment between two African-American lovers.
The restored film opens on a couple with their lips locked in a kiss. The lovers pull back, smiling and swinging their arms, and then embrace and kiss again.
The film, called Something Good – Negro Kiss, is thought to be the earliest known depiction of African-American intimacy on screen in the US.
This week, the silent film entered into the US Library of Congress’s National Film Registry, along with 24 other titles including The Shining, Brokeback Mountain, and Jurassic Park, which were selected for their importance in US film history.