Film, Video All-American news. [1945-02-25, no. 2] All American news 6 / All American news VI

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All-American news. [1945-02-25, no. 2]
Other Title
All American news 6
All American news VI
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 a segment about Jeri Smith, a pianist playing at Carnegie Hall, a service man being honored in Chicago, and filing income tax.
Contributor Names
Alexander, William D., production.
Glucksman, E. M. (Emanuel M.), production.
Barnett, Claude, 1889-1967, production.
All American News, Inc.
Created / Published
Jeri Smith at Carnegie, calls concert synco-symphonic (46 sec.) -- 15,000,000th guest honored, Chicago's mayor and wife award prizes (47 sec.) -- Understand income tax? here is simplified story by Charles Wilson (1 min., 31 sec.) -- Africans in Burma, 81st African Division gets supplies by parachute (2 min., 39 sec.).
Subject Headings
-  African Americans--Social life and customs
-  World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
-  African American musicians
-  Income tax--Accounting
-  Smith, Jeri,--1905-1961
-  Stewart, Sammy,--1890-1960
-  Kelly, Edward J.--(Edward Joseph),--1876-1950
-  Kelly, Margaret--(Margaret Ellen)
-  Great Britain.--Army.--Division, 81st
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: Jeri Smith, Sammy Stewart, Mayor Edward Kelly, Margaret Kelly.
-  Some footage provided by the United States Army Signal Corps.
-  Incomplete: opening titles 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 first two stories listed in the contents of this record appear in that article, as do all the stories listed in the contents on All-American news. [1945-02-25, no. 1] (lccn 2018600212).
-  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; Ocean Springs Archive WWW site, viewed July 26, 2018; 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) (ca. 6 min.) : sd., b&w.
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MacDonald (J. Fred and Leslie W.) Collection (Library of Congress)
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Chicago citation style:

All American News, Inc. All-American news. -02-25, no. 2. 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. 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. -02-25, no. 2. 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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