Film, Video All-American news. [1945-02-25, no. 1] Inventory title: All American news 13 / Inventory title: All American news XIII

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  • All-American news. [1945-02-25, no. 1]

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  • Inventory title: All American news 13
  • Inventory title: All American news XIII


  • 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 Adam Clayton Powell speaking at Freedom Day celebration, commemorating the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and Dr. Carter G. Woodson, founder of Negro History Week, discussing the achievements of African Americans.


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

Created / Published

  • [1945]


  • Freedom Day celebrated, Congressman Powell speaker in Washington (30 sec.) -- Conduct Negro History Week, Dr. Woodson, founder of idea, talks (1 min.) -- Jeri Smith at Carnegie Hall, calls concert synco-symphonic [title only] (1 sec.).


  • -  African Americans--Social life and customs
  • -  Powell, Adam Clayton,--Jr.,--1908-1972
  • -  De Priest, Oscar,--1871-1951
  • -  Wilson, J. Finley,--1881-1952
  • -  Woodson, Carter Godwin,--1875-1950
  • -  National Freedom Day (U.S.)
  • -  United States.--Constitution.--13th Amendment
  • -  Slaves--Emancipation--United States--Anniversaries, etc
  • -  Black History Week


  • Newsreels
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  Date in title taken from article with description and release date of this newsreel in the New Journal and Guide, February 24, 1945.
  • -  Appearing: Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Oscar DePriest, Finlay Wilson, Carter G. Woodson.
  • -  Incomplete: end title, some footage and parts of picture lacking.
  • -  The original content of the All-American news newsreel released on February 25, 1945 were listed in the Norfolk, Virginia newspaper, New journal and guide when the film was released. The stories listed in the contents of this record appear in that article, as do the first two stories listed in the contents on All-American news. [1945-02-25, no. 2] (lccn 2018601426).
  • -  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 journal and guide (Norfolk, Virginia), February 24, 1945, p. B16 (Newsreel shows Powell at celebration) viewed August 10, 2018 via ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


  • 1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (inc.) (ca. 2 min.) : sd., b&w.

Source Collection

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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2018600212

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

All American News, Inc. All-American news. -02-25, 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. -02-25, 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. -02-25, no. 1. prod by Alexander, William D.Uction, Glucksman, E. M. Uction, and Barnett, Claude, Uction [1945] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.