Film, Video All-American news. [1942-08] All American news 1942 unidentified issue

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Title
All-American news. [1942-08]
Other Title
All American news 1942 unidentified issue
Summary
All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, and to reflect an African-American perspective on world and national events. Highlights of this issue include a segment about a Baltimore merchant marine who survived when his ship was sunk, and a segment about the Navy's Great Lakes Band.
Contributor Names
Alexander, William D., production.
Glucksman, E. M. (Emanuel M.), production.
Barnett, Claude, 1889-1967, production.
All American News, Inc.
Created / Published
[1942]
Contents
Survivor, of sunk merchant ship returns home to Baltimore (41 sec.) -- U.S. Coast Guard, trains in zero weather for any eventuality (ca. 1 min.) -- Great Lakes Band, struts its stuff with plenty of "OOMPH! OOMPH! OOMPH!" (1 min., 18 sec.).
Subject Headings
-  African Americans--Social life and customs
-  World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
-  Augins, Harold,--1922-2001
-  Merchant marine--United States
-  United States.--Coast Guard
-  Navy Band Great Lakes
Genre
Newsreels
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  Copyright notice on film: All-American News Incorporated : 1942.
-  Date in title and possible date of release are based on the news story, Survivor, of sunk merchant ship returns home to Baltimore. Date taken from Baltimore Afro-American, Aug. 8, 1942.
-  Appearing: Harold Auggins, United States Navy Great Lakes Band.
-  Some footage provided by the United States Army Signal Corps.
-  Incomplete: some footage and parts of picture lacking.
-  Cannot confirm that newsreel stories are in the same order, or on the same reel as when originally released.
-  Sources used: Moon, S., Reel Black talk, p. 3-6; Sampson, H., Blacks in black and white, p. 437-440; Wheeler, R. "News for all Americans" in American visions, Feb.-Mar. 1993, p. 40, viewed online, June 22, 2018 via Academic OneFile; The Baltimore Afro-American, Aug. 8, 1942, p 14, viewed online July 25, 2018 via ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
Medium
1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (inc.) (ca. 3 min.) : sd., b&w.
Source Collection
MacDonald (J. Fred and Leslie W.) Collection (Library of Congress)
Digital Id
https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/ntscrm.2018600164
Library of Congress Control Number
2018600164
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
OCLC Number
20595759
Description
All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, and to reflect an African-American perspective on world and national events. Highlights of this issue include a segment about a Baltimore merchant marine who survived when his ship was sunk, and a segment about the Navy's Great Lakes Band.
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https://lccn.loc.gov/2018600164
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