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Film, Video All-American news. [1944-09, no. 1] Inventory title: All American news 12 / Inventory title: All American news XII

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  • All-American news. [1944-09, no. 1]

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  • Inventory title: All American news 12
  • Inventory title: All American news XII


  • 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 Evelyn C. Vaughan, Red Cross program director, returning from the front, an interview about housing for African Americans, and the 92nd Infantry Division fighting in Italy.


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

Created / Published

  • [1944]


  • Red cross worker home from front, program director won promotion overseas (35 sec.) -- One-time slaves tell of old times, woman, 102 and man, 92 recall early childhood (1 min., 20 sec.) -- Housing heads explain plans, Commissioner Klutznick, Dr. Frank Horne in interview (1 min. 15 sec.) -- The 92nd in Italy, take town, rout Nazis, then move up for more (3 min., 15 sec.).


  • -  African Americans--Social life and customs
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
  • -  Vaughn, Evelyn C
  • -  Horne, Frank
  • -  Klutznick, Philip M.,--1907-1999
  • -  United States.--Army.--Infantry Division, 92nd
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--War work--Red Cross
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy
  • -  African American soldiers--Italy
  • -  Minorities--Housing--United States


  • Newsreels
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  Copyright notice on film: All-American News Incorporated ; 1944.
  • -  Date in title and possible date of release are based on the date the 92nd Infantry Division crossed the Arno in Italy (September 1, 1944). Date taken from Historynet WWW site.
  • -  Appearing: Evelyn C. Vaughan, Dr. Frank Horne, Philip M. Klutznick.
  • -  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; Historynet WWW site, viewed August 2, 2018, New York Amsterdam News, Oct. 14, 1944, p. 10A, viewed August 2, 2018 at ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


  • 1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 7 min.) : sd., b&w.

Source Collection

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

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  • 2018600209

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  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

All American News, Inc. All-American news. -09, 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. -09, 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. -09, no. 1. prod by Alexander, William D.Uction, Glucksman, E. M. Uction, and Barnett, Claude, Uction [1945] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.