Film, Video All-American news. [1945-07, no. 1] All American news 13 / All American news XIII

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All-American news. [1945-07, no. 1]
Other Title
All American news 13
All American news XIII
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 African-American artist, Selma Burke, the retirement of Wilmington, Delaware City Councilman, John O. Hopkins, William "Gus" Greenlee, Negro League baseball owner and businessman, signing pitcher Willie Pope, an African-American beach resort in Virginia (Seaview Beach and Amusement Park), and soldiers at a rest camp in India.
Contributor Names
Alexander, William D., production.
Glucksman, E. M. (Emanuel M.), production.
Barnett, Claude, 1889-1967, production.
All American News, Inc.
Created / Published
Woman gives art exhibit, sculptress works to assist race (50 sec.) -- Retires as councilman, served 32 years in Wilmington, Del. (50 sec.) -- Style hair for victory, ladies parade newest creations (1 min.) -- Name base ball leader, "Gus" Greenlee is vice president of U.S. League (30 sec.) -- By the sea in Virginia, crowd Negro center on Atlantic coast (45 sec.) -- India-Burma rest camp, "Wolves Den" popular with tired G.I.'s (1 min., 30 sec.).
Subject Headings
-  African Americans--Social life and customs
-  World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
-  Burke, Selma,--1900-1995
-  Hopkins, John O.,--1890
-  Greenlee, Gus,--1893-1952
-  Pope, William,--1918-2010
-  African American artists
-  African American government executives
-  African American baseball team owners
-  Seaview Beach and Amusement Park (Virginia Beach, Va.)
-  Seaside resorts--Virginia
-  Soldiers--Recreation--India
Nonfiction films
-  Date in title and possible date of release are based on the date of retirement for Dr. John O. Hopkins. Date (June 30, 1945) taken from The Morning News (Wilmington, Delaware), October 8, 1945.
-  Appearing: Selma Burke, Dr. John O. Hopkins, William "Gus" Greenlee, William "Willie" Pope.
-  Some footage provided by the United States Army Signal Corps.
-  Main title 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 News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), July 2, 1945, p. 8, viewed online August 6, 2018 via; the Morning News (Wilmington, Delaware), October 8, 1945, p. 7, viewed online August 6, 2018 via; Seaview Beach and Amusement Park ( External) viewed August 6, 2018.
1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 6 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. -07, no. 1. produceds by Alexander, William D.Uction, Glucksman, E. M. Uction, and Barnett, Claude, Uction [1945] Video.

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All American News, I. (1945) All-American news. -07, 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. -07, no. 1. prod by Alexander, William D.Uction, Glucksman, E. M. Uction, and Barnett, Claude, Uction [1945] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.

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