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Film, Video All-American news. [1945-03, no. 4] Inventory title: All American news 8 / Inventory title: All American news VIII

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  • All-American news. [1945-03, no. 4]

Other Title

  • Inventory title: All American news 8
  • Inventory title: All American news VIII


  • 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 a meeting of the National Conference of Colored Parents and Teachers, and the work done by the Women's Army Corps.


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

Created / Published

  • [1945]


  • Girls train for nursing, Lincoln school has three year course (47 sec.) -- Teachers and parents meet, national congress of Negro PTA in Capital (52 sec.) -- New York has FEPC, Gov. Dewey signs Ives-Quinn bill (55 sec.) -- New housing project open, Chicago project has 125 twin-house units (1 min., 7 sec.) -- Vet tells of life at sea, cook in merchant marine recruits (58 sec.) -- Negro WACS in England, first WAC unit in the European postal service (1 min., 42 sec.).


  • -  African Americans--Social life and customs
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
  • -  Lane, Frayser T.--(Frayser Titus),--1892-1967
  • -  Roseman, Dorothy
  • -  Frazier, E. Franklin,--1894-1962
  • -  Blocker, M. W.,--Mrs
  • -  Dewey, Thomas E.--(Thomas Edmund),--1902-1971
  • -  Earley, Charity Adams,--1918-2002
  • -  Lee, John Clifford Hodges,--1887-1958
  • -  Strong, Anna,--1884-1966
  • -  National Conference of Colored Parents and Teachers
  • -  African American nursing students
  • -  Discrimination in employment--Law and legislation


  • Newsreels
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  Copyright notice on film: All-American News Incorporated :
  • -  Date in title and possible date of release are based on Gov. Dewey's signing of the Ives-Quinn bill, March 14, 1945. Date taken from Jewish Telegraph Agency website.
  • -  Appearing: Anna Strong, Frayser Lane, Dorothy Roseman, Dr. Franklin Frazier, Mrs. M.W. Blocker, Governor Thomas E. Dewey, Major Charity Adams, Lieutenant General John C.H. Lee.
  • -  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; Jewish Telegraph Agency WWW site, viewed July 31, 2018.


  • 1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 7 min.) : sd., b&w.

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

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  • 2018601435

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  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

All American News, Inc. All-American news. -03, no. 4. 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. -03, no. 4. 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. -03, no. 4. prod by Alexander, William D.Uction, Glucksman, E. M. Uction, and Barnett, Claude, Uction [1945] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.