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Film, Video All-American news. [1945-09] Inventory title: All American news 11 / Inventory title: All American news XI

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  • All-American news. [1945-09]

Other Title

  • Inventory title: All American news 11
  • Inventory title: All American news XI


  • 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 segments about the 16th annual Bud Billiken Day celebration in Chicago, on August 11, 1945, and American troops landing in Manila, Philippines in August, 1945.


  • Alexander, William D., production
  • Glucksman, E. M. (Emanuel M.), production
  • Barnett, Claude, 1889-1967, production
  • All American News, Inc

Created / Published

  • [1945]


  • Thousands at Billiken Day, editor stages 16th annual kids party (1 min., 50 sec.) -- Personality in the news, Mrs. Fauset, former member of Penn. legislature (20 sec.) -- Makes living unique way, Virginia man puts burnt matches to use (30 sec.) -- Elk stage celebration, Knoxville Lodge marks Emancipation Day (55 sec.) -- Troops land in Manila, come direct from Europe to Pacific (1 min., 35 sec.).


  • -  African Americans--Social life and customs
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
  • -  Fauset, Crystal Dreda Bird,--1893-1965
  • -  Kellum, David W.,--1903-1981
  • -  Bud Billiken Day
  • -  Bud Billiken Parade--(16th :--1945 :--Chicago, Ill.)
  • -  African American soldiers--Philippines--Manila


  • Newsreels
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  Date in title and possible date of release from MacDonald & Associates, Ltd. Films catalogue.
  • -  Appearing: Crystal Bird Fauset, David W. Kellum.
  • -  Some footage provided by the United States Army Signal Corps.
  • -  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; M/B/RS Acquisition files (J. Fred MacDonald file), MacDonald & Associates, Ltd. Films catalogue, VI. African-American Newsreels; Proceedings of the City Council of the City of Chicago, July-December, 1945, p. 3824, viewed online via Internet Archive WWW site, July 27, 2018; Arkansas State Press (Little Rock, Arkansas), 09-07-1945, Page 2, viewed online July 27, 2018 via NewsBank/Readex, Database: America's Historical Newspapers (Victory In The Pacific, Record of Negro Achievement In the War).


  • 1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 6 min.) : sd., b&w.

Source Collection

  • MacDonald (J. Fred and Leslie W.) Collection (Library of Congress)

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2018600165

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

All American News, Inc. All-American news. -09. produceds by Alexander, William D.Uction, Glucksman, E. M. Uction, and Barnett, Claude, Uction [1945] Video.

APA citation style:

All American News, I. (1945) All-American news. -09. Alexander, W. D. U., Glucksman, E. M. U. & Barnett, C., prods [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

All American News, Inc. All-American news. -09. prod by Alexander, William D.Uction, Glucksman, E. M. Uction, and Barnett, Claude, Uction [1945] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.