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Film, Video All-American news. [1945-05, no. 3] Inventory title: All American news 9 / Inventory title: All American news IX

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  • All-American news. [1945-05, no. 3]

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  • Inventory title: All American news 9
  • Inventory title: All American news IX


  • 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 an American Day celebration, a fraternity banquet, and James Slater Gibson, an Ohio lawyer.


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

Created / Published

  • [1945]


  • American Day celebration, throngs renew their allegiance to U.S.A. (1 min., 27 sec.) -- State labor head busy, settles dispute for Michigan (31 sec.) -- Brother Boyd banquet host, entertains Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity (1 min., 13 sec.) -- Atty. Gibson is promoted, Toledo lawyer is given new post (36 sec.) -- Harlem boys show skill, present annual arts and crafts exhibition (55 sec.) -- With G.I.'s in India, kept busy on famed Ledo road (1 min., 26 sec.).


  • -  African Americans--Social life and customs
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
  • -  Green, Dwight H.--(Dwight Herbert),--1897-1958
  • -  Kelly, Edward J.--(Edward Joseph),--1876-1950
  • -  Mahoney, Charles H.,--1886-1966
  • -  Boyd, Henry Allen,--1876-1959
  • -  Lane, Frayser T.--(Frayser Titus),--1892-1967
  • -  Gibson, James Slater,--1900-1991
  • -  Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
  • -  African American lawyers
  • -  Burma Road (China and Burma)
  • -  African American boys


  • Newsreels
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  Date in title and possible date of release are based on the flag raising on American Day at Soldier's Field, May 20th, 1945. Date taken from Wikipedia.
  • -  Appearing: Governor Dwight Green, Edward J. Kelly, Charles Mahoney, Henry Allen Boyd, Frayser T. Lane, James Slater Gibson.
  • -  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 31, 2018.


  • 1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 8 min.) : sd., b&w.

Source Collection

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

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2018601436

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

All American News, Inc. All-American news. -05, no. 3. 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. -05, no. 3. 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. -05, no. 3. prod by Alexander, William D.Uction, Glucksman, E. M. Uction, and Barnett, Claude, Uction [1945] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.