Film, Video All-American news. [1944-11, no. 2] All American news 12 / All American news XII

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All-American news. [1944-11, no. 2]
Other Title
All American news 12
All American news XII
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 Flournoy English, who won an award for proposing a time-saving method of production at the Jeffersonville Quartermaster Depot in Kentucky, jazz musician, Earl "Fatha" Hines celebrating 20 years in show business, GIs at Camp Shanks, New Jersey playing Santa for local children, and Bishop J.A. Gregg visiting the Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois.
Contributor Names
Alexander, William D., production.
Glucksman, E. M. (Emanuel M.), production.
Barnett, Claude, 1889-1967, production.
All American News, Inc.
Created / Published
Personalities in the news, C.A. Scott, editor of the Atlanta World (30 sec.) -- Flournoy English wins award for efficiency (20 sec.) -- "Father" Hines has anniversary, celebrates 20 years in show business (1 min., 20 sec.) -- G.I.'s play Santa Claus, 1,000 kids near Camp Shanks, happy (40 sec.) -- Latest thing in hair style, tresses to be intricate in 1945 (1 min.) -- Bishop at Great Lakes, churchman inspects gobs at naval base (1 min., 20 sec.).
Subject Headings
-  African Americans--Social life and customs
-  World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
-  Scott, C. A.--(Cornelius Adolphus),--1908-2000
-  Hines, Earl,--1903-1983
-  Gregg, John A.,--1877-1953
-  African American newspaper editors--Georgia--Atlanta
-  African American jazz musicians
-  Hairstyles
-  Camp Shanks (N.Y.)
-  Great Lakes Naval Training Center (Great Lakes, Ill.)
Nonfiction films
-  Date in title and possible date of release are based on the date Flournoy English won his efficiency award. Date (December 6, 1944) taken from the Louisville, Kentucky Courier-Journal.
-  Appearing: C.A. Scott, Flournoy English, Earl Hines, J.A. Gregg.
-  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; The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky), December 6, 1944, p. 13 via, August 3, 2018.
1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 5 min.) : sd., b&w.
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MacDonald (J. Fred and Leslie W.) Collection (Library of Congress)
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All American News, Inc. All-American news. -11, no. 2. produceds by Alexander, William D.Uction, Glucksman, E. M. Uction, and Barnett, Claude, Uction [1944] Video.

APA citation style:

All American News, I. (1944) All-American news. -11, no. 2. 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. -11, no. 2. prod by Alexander, William D.Uction, Glucksman, E. M. Uction, and Barnett, Claude, Uction [1944] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.

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