Film, Video All-American news. [1944-03] All American news III

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All-American news. [1944-03]
Other Title
All American news III
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 Harry McAlpin, the first African-American reporter to be given White House press credentials; Buddy Young and other athletes in competition at a track and field championship event in Chicago; and black troops fighting in the Pacific.
Contributor Names
Alexander, William D., production.
Glucksman, E. M. (Emanuel M.), production.
Barnett, Claude, 1889-1967, production.
Owen, Chandler, 1889-1967, narration.
All American News, Inc.
Created / Published
Celebrates 100th birthday, Louisville, Ky. honors Mrs. Lucy Berry Smith (42 sec.) -- New White House correspondent, Harry McAlpin to serve Negro press (1 min.) -- Negroes star in athletics, Buddy Young and others win honors (54 sec) -- Washington kids mix it, Police Club youngsters become leather pushers (36 sec.) -- Plant wins pin tourney, Cincinnati player leads National Singles Sweepstakes (1 min.) -- Negro troops storm Jap island, under MacArthur's leadership, bomb and blast enemy positions (1 min., 13 sec.).
Subject Headings
-  African Americans--Social life and customs
-  World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
-  Centenarians--Kentucky--Louisville
-  African American journalists
-  African American track and field athletes
-  Metropolitan Police Boys Club (Washington, D.C.)
-  Bowling--Indianapolis--Indiana
-  World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Area
-  African American soldiers
-  Smith, Lucy Berry,--1844-1947
-  McAlpin, Harry,--1906-1985
-  Young, Buddy,--1926-1983
-  Witherspoon, Julian,--1926-2011
-  Tyler, Ralph,--1922-1998
-  Kelley, Robert,--1916-2005
-  Brewton, Cecil,--1926-2016
-  McDonald, Riley
-  Plant, Arthur,--1913-2000
-  Edwards, Argus,--1911-1965
-  MacArthur, Douglas,--1880-1964
Nonfiction films
-  Copyright notice on film: All-American News Incorporated ; 1943.
-  Copyright notice on film does not correspond with the dates of the news stories; title frame may not be original to this reel.
-  A "Charles Wilson" is depicted on the title frame of newsreel. Unable to determine who he is and his relationship to All-American news; title frame may not be original to this reel.
-  Date in title and possible date of release are based on the date of the All American National Bowling Sweepstakes in Indianapolis, Indiana. Date taken from the Baltimore Afro-American, March 25, 1944, p.14.
-  Appearing: Mrs. Lucy Berry Smith, Harry McAlpin, Buddy Young, Julian Witherspoon, Ralph Tyler, Robert Kelley, Cecil Brewton, Arthur Plant, Argus Edwards, General Douglas MacArthur.
-  Narrators: Chandler Owen, Lorraine Williams.
-  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; Chicago Defender, March 11, 1944, p. 14, viewed November 6, 2018 via ProQuest Historical Newspapers (Gives Parties For Ex-Slave 100 Years Old); Chicago Defender, February 19, 1944, p. 5, viewed November 6, 2018 via ProQuest Historical Newspapers (Defender scribe new White House correspondent); Chicago Defender, June 17, 1944, p. 13, viewed November 6, 2018 via ProQuest Historical Newspapers (Buddy Young, Harris win national collegiate dashes); Baltimore Afro-American, March 25, 1944, p. 14, viewed November 6, 2018 via ProQuest Historical Newspapers (All-American Bowl).
1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 7 min.) : sd., b&w.
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MacDonald (J. Fred and Leslie W.) Collection (Library of Congress)
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Chicago citation style:

Owen, Chandler, Narration, and Inc All American News. All-American news. -03. produceds by Alexander, William D.Uction, Glucksman, E. M. Uction, and Barnett, Claude, Uction [-03?, 1944] Video.

APA citation style:

Owen, C. & All American News, I. (1944) All-American news. -03. Alexander, W. D. U., Glucksman, E. M. U. & Barnett, C., prods [-03?] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Owen, Chandler, Narration, and Inc All American News. All-American news. -03. prod by Alexander, William D.Uction, Glucksman, E. M. Uction, and Barnett, Claude, Uction [-03?, 1944] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.

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