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Film, Video One Tenth of a Nation. The Press Alternate Title: The press

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  • One Tenth of a Nation. The Press

Other Title

  • Alternate Title: The press


  • Dandridge, Ruby
  • Nkrumah, Kwame
  • Dunnigan, Alice Allison

Created / Published

  • 1953


  • -  Educational films


  • Educational films


  • -  Summary: "Series from American Newsreel spotlighting African-American achievements and achievers"--General series summary from the J. Fred MacDonald and Associates TV inventory. "1) montage of Negro press and magazines--news service and newsreel--show first black newspaper in USA 2) tour plant of Baltimore Afro-American newspaper--CLIFF MCKAY is editor--shows how newspaper is prepared and printed 3) Miami Times editor-publisher is GARTH REEVES 4) Kansas City The Call founded in 1919--inside press plant 5) Chicago Defender--inside composing room--JOHN SENGSTACKE is publisher-editor 6) Los Angeles Sentinel--DORA MOORE guides it as business manager--truck delivers stacks of newspapers to LA street corner 7) Pittsburgh Courier is the leading black newspaper-- editors WILLIAM NUNN and P.K. PRENTISS 8) quick scenes of Amsterdam News, The New York Age- Defender, but the Atlanta World is the only daily 9) Associated Negro Press--Chicago headquarters--founder CLAUDE BARNETT is profiled--FREDDI HENDERSON is fashion editor--Hollywood gossip writer HARRY LOVETT interviews RUBY DANDRIDGE--GLADYS GRAHAM covers New York--SAMUEL PERRY is at United Nations--ALICE DUNNIGAN is female White House correspondent--BANKHOLD TIMOTHY is African covering Africa (seen with KWAME NKRUMAH)--SAMUEL MORRIS covers Europe from London 10) ARCH PARSONS is UN correspondent for New York Herald-Tribune--one of the few blacks in a national newspaper 11) black radio newscasters--G. JAMES FLEMING at WLIB in New York City--GEORGE CLARK at WLEE in Richmond VA 12) American Newsreel spotlighted--inside the plant-- started since 1941 13) Our World is black magazine--Ebony and Jet from Johnson Publishing in Chicago--JOHN JOHNSON seen in long shot"--Summary from J. Fred MacDonald and Associates TV inventory.


  • Film, Video

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Mavis identifier: 1841243

Source Collection

  • Macdonald (J. Fred And Leslie W.) Collection


  • Motion Picture, Broadcasting And Recorded Sound Division

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Dandridge, Ruby, Kwame Nkrumah, and Alice Allison Dunnigan. One Tenth of a Nation. The Press. 1953. Video.

APA citation style:

Dandridge, R., Nkrumah, K. & Dunnigan, A. A. (1953) One Tenth of a Nation. The Press. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Dandridge, Ruby, Kwame Nkrumah, and Alice Allison Dunnigan. One Tenth of a Nation. The Press. 1953. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.