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Film, Video All-American news. [1945-07, no. 2] Inventory title: All American news 7 / Inventory title: All American news VII

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  • All-American news. [1945-07, no. 2]

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  • Inventory title: All American news 7
  • Inventory title: All American news VII


  • 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 Denver boys on a staycation, war reporting from Lemuel Graves, and a star-studded birthday party for Mary McLeod Bethune.


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

Created / Published

  • [1945]


  • Get fit at Denver camp, boys enjoy holiday right at home (1 min., 26 sec.) -- Brown hailed as T.B. expert, Pittsburgh doctor does Nobel work (25 sec.) -- War writer tells story, Lemuel Graves back from fighting front (1 min., 28 sec.) -- Mrs. Bethune is honored, notables help celebrate her 70th birthday (46 sec.) -- With Burma engineers, G.I.'s survey and build roads and bridges (1 min, 6 sec.).


  • -  African Americans--Social life and customs
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
  • -  Brown, William Roderick,--1895
  • -  Graves, Lemuel,--Jr
  • -  Evanti, Lillian,--1890-1967
  • -  Duncan, Todd
  • -  Bethune, Mary McLeod,--1875-1955
  • -  Allen, Shep
  • -  Wallace, Henry A.--(Henry Agard),--1888-1965
  • -  Charioteers (Musical group)
  • -  African American physicians--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Journalists


  • Newsreels
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  Date in title and possible date of release are based on the 70th birthday celebration of Mary McLeod Bethune, July 10, 1945. Date taken from Wikipedia.
  • -  Appearing: Dr. Roderick Brown, Lemuel Graves, Madame Lillian, Todd Duncan, Mary McLeod Bethune, Shep Allen, Charioteers, Secretary Wallace.
  • -  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; Wikipedia WWW site, viewed July 30, 2018.


  • 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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  • 2018601430

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  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

All American News, Inc. All-American news. -07, 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. -07, no. 2. 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. -07, no. 2. prod by Alexander, William D.Uction, Glucksman, E. M. Uction, and Barnett, Claude, Uction [1945] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.