Film, Video All-American news. [1945-01, no. 3] All American news, 1945, unidentified issue

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All-American news. [1945-01, no. 3]
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All American news, 1945, unidentified issue
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 retirement of Mr. Lucas, steward on the President's private railcar, who served Presidents Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, and Roosevelt; breaking ground for a new theater (probably the Langston Theater) at 25th Place and Benning Road in Washington, D.C.; and a party given at Midway Hall in Washington, D.C., a dormitory for African-American women working for the U.S. government.
Contributor Names
Alexander, William D., production.
Glucksman, E. M. (Emanuel M.), production.
Barnett, Claude, 1889-1967, production.
All American News, Inc.
Created / Published
Chicago digs out of snow, coldest weather in years (50 sec.) -- Retires from stewardship, faithfully served presidents, 21 years (50 sec.) -- New theatre for Capital, civic leaders break ground for structure (33 sec.) -- Cagers clash in Indianapolis, Chicago Collegians trim Hoosiers 50-42 (1 min., 7 sec.) -- Ration board does good job, Baltimore group receives award (1:30 min.) -- Champ's baby punches ivories, Joe Louis' daugher tries the piano (52 sec.) -- Midway Hall stages party, government girls give tea for servicemen (30 sec.).
Subject Headings
-  African Americans--Social life and customs
-  World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
-  Winter--Illinois--Chicago
-  African American train attendants--Retirement
-  Basketball--Indianapolis--Indiana
-  World War, 1939-1945--War work--Maryland--Baltimore
-  United States.--Office of Price Administration
-  Barrow, Jacqueline,--1943-2014
-  Spaulding, Marva,--1915-2000
Nonfiction films
-  Copyright notice on film: All-American News Incorporated ; 1945.
-  Date in title is based on the date of the Chicago Collegians-Indianapolis All-Stars basketball game. Date taken from the Indianapolis recorder, January 13, 1945.
-  Date of release from copyright notice on newsreel.
-  Appearing: Jacqueline Barrow, Marva Barrow.
-  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, February 1, 1945, p. 10, viewed November 1, 2018 via ProQuest Historical Newspapers; Cinema Treasures WWW site (Langston Theater), viewed November 1, 2018; Indianapolis Recorder, January 13, 1945, Section 2, p. 3, viewed November 1, 2018 at the Hoosier State Chronicles WWW site; the Baltimore Afro-American, January 20, 1945, p. 20, viewed November 1, 2018 via ProQuest Historical Newspapers; The Washington post. May 2, 1943, p. M10, viewed November 1, 2018 via ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
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:

All American News, Inc. All-American news. -01, no. 3. produceds by Alexander, William D.Uction, Glucksman, E. M. Uction, and Barnett, Claude, Uction [-01?, 1945] Video.

APA citation style:

All American News, I. (1945) All-American news. -01, no. 3. Alexander, W. D. U., Glucksman, E. M. U. & Barnett, C., prods [-01?] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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All American News, Inc. All-American news. -01, no. 3. prod by Alexander, William D.Uction, Glucksman, E. M. Uction, and Barnett, Claude, Uction [-01?, 1945] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.

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