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Film, Video All-American news. [1945-05, no. 1] Inventory title: All American news 10 / Inventory title: All American news X

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  • All-American news. [1945-05, no. 1]

Other Title

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


  • 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 Saudi Arabian attendees of the United Nations Conference on International Organization (April 25-June 26, 1945), and Henry Stimson speaking about the end of the war in Europe, and George Marshall speaking about the fight in the Pacific.


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

Created / Published

  • [1945]


  • Delegates visit zoo, Saudi Arabians on sight-seeing tour (1 min., 10 sec.) -- C.I.O. union holds rally, Chicago mayor and Paul Robeson speak (40 sec.) -- Final push in Italy, Yanks drive out last of Nazis (35 sec.) -- Stimson's message, Secy. of War tells of mighty victory (1 min.) -- Marshall speaks, General promises Japanese victory (1 min.).


  • -  African Americans--Social life and customs
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
  • -  Robeson, Paul,--1898-1976
  • -  Kelly, Edward J.--(Edward Joseph),--1876-1950
  • -  Stimson, Henry L.--(Henry Lewis),--1867-1950
  • -  Marshall, George C.--(George Catlett),--1880-1959
  • -  Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.)
  • -  United Nations Conference on International Organization--(1945 :--San Francisco, Calif.)
  • -  Labor movement--Illinois--Chicago
  • -  Demonstrations--Illinois--Chicago
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Italy--Po River Valley


  • Newsreels
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  Date in title and possible date of release are based on the date of the end of World War II in Italy. Date (May 3, 1945) taken from WWII Campaigns: Po Valley on The U.S. Army Center of Military History WWW site.
  • -  Appearing: Paul Robeson, Edward J. Kelly, Henry L. Stimson, George C. Marshall.
  • -  Some footage provided by the United States Army Signal Corps.
  • -  End 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; United Nations WWW site (1945: The San Francisco Conference) viewed August 1, 2018; The U.S. Army Center of Military History WWW site, viewed July 31, 2018, online bookshelves, WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater, published materials, WWII CAMPAIGNS: Po Valley.


  • 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

  • 2018600207

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

All American News, Inc. All-American news. -05, no. 1. produceds by Alexander, William D.Uction, Glucksman, E. M. Uction, and Barnett, Claude, Uction [1945] Video.

APA citation style:

All American News, I. (1945) All-American news. -05, no. 1. Alexander, W. D. U., Glucksman, E. M. U. & Barnett, C., prods [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

All American News, Inc. All-American news. -05, no. 1. prod by Alexander, William D.Uction, Glucksman, E. M. Uction, and Barnett, Claude, Uction [1945] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.