Film, Video All-American news. [1942-08] Inventory title: All American news 1942 unidentified issue
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- All-American news. [1942-08]
- Inventory title: All American news 1942 unidentified issue
- 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.
- Alexander, William D., production
- Glucksman, E. M. (Emanuel M.), production
- Barnett, Claude, 1889-1967, production
- All American News, Inc
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- Survivor, of sunk merchant ship returns home to Baltimore (41 sec.) -- U.S. Coast Guard, trains in zero weather for any eventuality (approximately 1 min.) -- Great Lakes Band, struts its stuff with plenty of "OOMPH! OOMPH! OOMPH!" (1 min., 18 sec.).
- - 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
- Nonfiction films
- - 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.
- 1 video file (digital) (incomplete) (approximately 3 min.) : sd., b&w.
- MacDonald (J. Fred and Leslie W.) Collection (Library of Congress)
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All American News, Inc. All-American news. -08. produceds by Alexander, William D.Uction, Glucksman, E. M. Uction, and Barnett, Claude, Uction  Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2018600164/.
APA citation style:
All American News, I. (1942) All-American news. -08. Alexander, W. D. U., Glucksman, E. M. U. & Barnett, C., prods [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018600164/.
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All American News, Inc. All-American news. -08. prod by Alexander, William D.Uction, Glucksman, E. M. Uction, and Barnett, Claude, Uction  Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2018600164/>.