Film, Video All-American news. [1944-09, no. 2] All American news 12 / All American news XII

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All-American news. [1944-09, no. 2]
Other Title
All American news 12
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 soldiers in the 92nd Infantry Division building a landing field in Italy, and a clothing drive for victims of a 1944 hurricane in Jamaica. The group holding the drive is not named, but Rev. Ethelred Brown, "secretary of this philanthropic organization" is pictured. Brown was the secretary of the Jamaica Progressive League for 20 years, beginning in 1936.
Contributor Names
Alexander, William D., production.
Glucksman, E. M. (Emanuel M.), production.
Barnett, Claude, 1889-1967, production.
All American News, Inc.
Created / Published
92nd never relaxes, builds landing strip "somewhere in Italy" / U.S. Signal Corps Pictures (45 sec.) -- Students see prize mural, William Carter's work gets award (40 sec.) -- Gather clothes for Jamaicans, drive conducted to aid hurricane sufferers (40 sec.) -- Stiff exercises for young nurses, Harlem Hospital believes in physical fitness (50 sec.).
Subject Headings
-  African Americans--Social life and customs
-  World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
-  United States.--Army.--Infantry Division, 92nd
-  African American soldiers--Italy
-  Hurricanes--Jamaica
-  Disaster relief
-  Brown, Egbert Ethelred
Nonfiction films
-  Copyright notice on film: All-American News Incorporated ; 1944.
-  Date in title and possible date of release are based on the date of relief efforts for the August hurricane which struck Jamaica. Date taken from New Amsterdam News, September 16, 1944.
-  Appearing: Ethelred Brown.
-  Some footage provided by the United States Army Signal Corps.
-  Incomplete: end title, some footage and parts of picture 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; New York Amsterdam News, September 16, 1944, p. 7A viewed online August 2, 2018 on ProQuest Historical Newspapers; New York Amsterdam News October 21, 1944, p. 7A viewed online August 2, 2018 on ProQuest Historical Newspapers; "Rev Ethelred Brown: He Mixed Religion With Politics" viewed online, August 2, 2018, in the Jamaica gleaner, September 4, 2011.
1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (inc.) (ca. 3 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. -09, no. 2. produceds by Alexander, William D.Uction, Glucksman, E. M. Uction, and Barnett, Claude, Uction [1944] Video.

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All American News, I. (1944) All-American news. -09, no. 2. 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. -09, no. 2. prod by Alexander, William D.Uction, Glucksman, E. M. Uction, and Barnett, Claude, Uction [1944] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.

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