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All-American news. [1945-04, no. 1]
Other Title
All American news 10
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 Walter F. Walter, named Secretary of Public Works for Liberia, Dr. Charles W. Buggs, associate professor of bacteriology at Wayne University in Detroit, Michigan, Mrs. Tarea Hall Pittman, commentator for the program "Negroes in the News" on station KLS in Oakland, California, and continuing the home front war effort until victory in the Pacific, featuring speakers such as Frances Williams, of the Office of Price Administration, and the Rev. Dr. Marshall Shephard.
Contributor Names
Alexander, William D., production.
Glucksman, E. M. (Emanuel M.), production.
Barnett, Claude, 1889-1967, production.
All American News, Inc.
Created / Published
Tells plan for Liberia, Walker heads public works for the Republic (50 sec.) -- Negro doctor at Wayne "U", only one of race on college staff (30 sec.) -- Health Week in Chicago, children active in national movement (1 min.) -- Woman does news-cast, Mrs. Pittman heard on 'Frisco station (40 sec.) -- Home front on the job, "only half over" the public feels (1 min., 20 sec.).
Subject Headings
-  African Americans--Social life and customs
-  World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
-  Walker, Walter,--1884-1956
-  Buggs, Charles W.,--1906-1991
-  Pittman, Tarea Hall
-  Williams, Frances H
-  Shepard, Marshall,--1899-1967
-  World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States
-  African American college teachers
-  National Negro Health Week--Illinois--Chicago
-  African American radio broadcasters--California--Oakland
Nonfiction films
-  Copyright notice on film: All-American News Incorporated ; 1945.
-  Date in title and possible date of release are based on the date of Chicago Health Week (April 1-9, 1945). Date taken from Chicago Daily Tribune, April 1, 1945.
-  Appearing: Walter F. Walker, Dr. Charles W. Buggs, Tarea Hall Pittman, Frances Williams, Marshall L. Shepard.
-  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; Detroit Free Press, May 9, 1947, p. 17, viewed online August 1, 2018 at; Chicago Daily Tribune, April 1, 1945, p. 23, viewed online August 1, 2018 at ProQuest Historical Newspapers; Calisphere WWW site, viewed August 1, 2018, Earl Warren Oral History Project: Tarea Hall Pittman, NAACP Official and Civil Rights Worker.
1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 5 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. -04, 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. -04, 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. -04, 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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