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Film, Video All-American news. [1945-04, no. 4] Inventory title: All American news 10 / Inventory title: All American news X

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Title

  • All-American news. [1945-04, no. 4]

Other Title

  • Inventory title: All American news 10
  • Inventory title: All American news X

Summary

  • 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 United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco, California, the funeral of Tuskegee Airman Capt. Wendell O. Pruitt, and the ceremony in Norfolk, Virginia naming Rev. Bravid Washington Harris as the new Bishop of Liberia.

Names

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

Created / Published

  • [1945]

Contents

  • Mrs. Bethune at conference, attends parley in San Francisco (50 sec.) -- Kids vie in contest, Cong. Powell helps select the winners (1 min.) -- St. Louis honors ace, many attend last rites for hero (1 min.) -- "Clean-up" in Chicago, Chamber of Commerce and school kids scour (1 min., 25 sec.) -- Consecrate new bishop, Episcopalians name Liberian dignitary (1 min., 55 sec.).

Headings

  • -  African Americans--Social life and customs
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
  • -  Bethune, Mary McLeod,--1875-1955
  • -  Powell, Adam Clayton,--Jr.,--1908-1972
  • -  Pruitt, Wendell O.,--1920-1945--Death and burial
  • -  Harris, Bravid W.,--1896-1965
  • -  Tucker, Henry St. George,--1874-1959
  • -  United Nations Conference on International Organization--(1945 :--San Francisco, Calif.)

Genre

  • Newsreels
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  Date in title and possible date of release are based on the opening date of the United Nations Conference attended by Mrs. Bethune. Opening date (April 25, 1945) taken from the U.S. State Department of State historical background paper, The United States and the Founding of the United Nations, August 1941-October 1945.
  • -  Appearing: Mary McLeod Bethune, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Rev. Bravid Washington Harris, Henry St. George Tucker.
  • -  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; U.S. State Department of State historical background paper, The United States and the Founding of the United Nations, August 1941-October 1945 viewed online July 31, 2018 via Internet Archive; W. E. B. Du Bois Papers (United Nations Conference on International Organization consultants and associates) viewed online, July 31, 2018, at the Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries; Bravid Washington Harris biography on Prabook WWW site, viewed July 31, 2018; The Chicago Defender, April 28, 1945, p. 2 viewed online via ProQuest Historical Newspapers (Capt. Wendell Pruitt buried with honors).

Medium

  • 1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 6 min.) : sd., b&w.

Source Collection

  • MacDonald (J. Fred and Leslie W.) Collection (Library of Congress)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2018600206

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

All American News, Inc. All-American news. -04, no. 4. produceds by Alexander, William D.Uction, Glucksman, E. M. Uction, and Barnett, Claude, Uction [1945] Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2018600206/.

APA citation style:

All American News, I. (1945) All-American news. -04, no. 4. Alexander, W. D. U., Glucksman, E. M. U. & Barnett, C., prods [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018600206/.

MLA citation style:

All American News, Inc. All-American news. -04, no. 4. prod by Alexander, William D.Uction, Glucksman, E. M. Uction, and Barnett, Claude, Uction [1945] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2018600206/>.