Film, Video All-American news. [1944-11, no. 1] All American news 12 / All American news XII

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All-American news. [1944-11, no. 1]
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 an interracial Youth Conference of Chicago high school students focused on reducing juvenile delinquency, the 38th Christmas Seal campaign of the National Tuberculosis Institute, the return of political cartoonist, Oliver Harrington from the front, and the retirement of postal executive, Alexander King on October 31, 1944.
Contributor Names
Alexander, William D., production.
Glucksman, E. M. (Emanuel M.), production.
Barnett, Claude, 1889-1967, production.
All American News, Inc.
Created / Published
Hold Youth Conference, teen-agers determine to fight delinquency (1 min.) -- 38th year of Seal sales, workers busy in war on tuberculosis (50 sec.) -- Chicago has Statue of Liberty, monument to fighting men is dedicated (35 sec.) -- Churchman makes good conduct plea, Bishop J.A. Gregg of Kansas City, talks (1 min., 10 sec.) -- Personalities in the news, postal executive rests after 52 years (20 sec.) -- Penelope Johnson to go on concert tour (15 sec.) -- Art editor-cartoonist back from the front (25 sec.) -- By tenth $1,000 bond, couple makes big purchase at theatre (40 sec.) -- Bond drive in Richmond, mammoth parade starts a campaign (40 sec.).
Subject Headings
-  African Americans--Social life and customs
-  World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
-  Youth--Political activity--United States
-  Gregg, John A.,--1877-1953
-  Johnson, Penelope,--1916-1979
-  Harrington, Oliver W.--(Oliver Wendell),--1912-1995
-  Fund raising--United States
-  African American musicians
-  African American executives
-  African American cartoonists
Nonfiction films
-  Date in title and possible date of release are based on the date of the Chicago Youth Conference, November 18, 1944. Date taken from Chicago Daily Tribune.
-  Appearing: J.A. Gregg, Alexander King, Penelope Ruffin, Oliver Harrington.
-  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; Chicago Daily Tribune November 18, 1944, p. 4 viewed August 2, 2018 in ProQuest Historical Newspapers; The New York Age, December 2, 1944, p. 4 (Alexander King retires), via, July 23, 2018.
1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 6 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. -11, no. 1. 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. -11, 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. -11, no. 1. 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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