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Film, Video A Time for Freedom

About this Item


  • A Time for Freedom


  • Randolph, A. Philip
  • Wilkins, Roy
  • Rustin, Bayard
  • King, Martin Luther
  • Belafonte, Harry
  • Jackson, Mahalia
  • Johnson, Mordecai W.
  • Lerner, Carl
  • Parks, Rosa
  • Powell, Adam Clayton
  • Shuttlesworth, Fred L.

Created / Published

  • 1957


  • -  Documentary films


  • Documentary films


  • -  Summary: "Half-hour film re black march on Washington in 5/17/57 [Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom], third anniversary of Brown vs. Board decision--Martin Luther King, Bayard Rustin speaks to camera about non-violence, Adam Clayton Powell Jr., A. Phillip Randolph-Harry Belafonte appears early in the film-Mahalia Jackson sings at podium-Rosa Parks speaks on camera about her action in Birmingham 3 years ago-has good footage of the Montgomery bus boycott-Fred Shuttlesworth speaks at podium --Mordecai Johnson at podium speaks-Congressman Charles Diggs speaks--a film from Carl Lerner" -- Summary from J. Fred MacDoanld's film intentory (RPAR 1/12/2012).


  • Film, Video

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Mavis identifier: 1856600

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:

Randolph, A. Philip, Roy Wilkins, Bayard Rustin, Martin Luther King, Harry Belafonte, Mahalia Jackson, Mordecai W Johnson, et al. A Time for Freedom. 1957. Video.

APA citation style:

Randolph, A. P., Wilkins, R., Rustin, B., King, M. L., Belafonte, H., Jackson, M. [...] Shuttlesworth, F. L. (1957) A Time for Freedom. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Randolph, A. Philip, et al. A Time for Freedom. 1957. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.