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Film, Video All-American news. [1945-08, no. 1] Inventory title: All American news 11 / Inventory title: All American news XI

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  • All-American news. [1945-08, no. 1]

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 V-J Day and the end of World War II, and about Charles F.M. Browne, a long-time employee of the British Embassy and author of "A short history of the British Embassy at Washington, D.C., USA".


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

Created / Published

  • [1945]


  • U.S. hails V-J Day!, throngs celebrate and kick lid off rationing (1 min., 20 sec.) -- Artist uses 3rd dimension, self-taught artist is noted illustrator (50 sec.) -- 57 years in the Embassy, receives decorations for service to British (35 sec.) -- Blind man is fine student, receives scholarships from two colleges (1 min.) -- Appointed to West Point, movie projectionist ready for Academy (30 sec.) -- Happy Yanks off for home, troops leave Calcutta as replacements arrive / U.S. Signal Corps Pictures (2 min.).


  • -  African Americans--Social life and customs
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
  • -  Browne, Charles Florence Méline
  • -  Great Britain.--Embassy (U.S.)
  • -  United States Military Academy--Students
  • -  V-J Day, 1945
  • -  African American college students
  • -  Blind students
  • -  African American soldiers--India--Kolkata
  • -  Great Britain--Officials and employees--United States


  • Newsreels
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  Date in title and possible date of release are based on the date of the surrender of Japan on August 14, 1945. Date taken from the Chicago daily tribune, August 15, 1945.
  • -  Appearing: Charles F.M. Browne, William Butz, George D. Kegel.
  • -  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; Chicago daily tribune, August 15, 1945, p. 1 viewed online via ProQuest Historical Newspapers, July 27, 2018; The Chicago Defender, August 18, 1945, p. 1, viewed online via ProQuest Historical Newspapers, July 27, 2018.


  • 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

  • 2018600166

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  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

All American News, Inc. All-American news. -08, no. 1. 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. -08, no. 1. Alexander, W. D. U., Glucksman, E. M. U. & Barnett, C., prods [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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All American News, Inc. All-American news. -08, no. 1. prod by Alexander, William D.Uction, Glucksman, E. M. Uction, and Barnett, Claude, Uction [1945] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.