All-American News

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 Joseph Craigen, a judge in Michigan, the Karamu…

[All-American News–Excerpts. 05-1945]

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 Evelyn Boyd who wins a scholarship, Dr. J…

[All-American News–Excerpts. 1945-06, no. 2]

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 the moving of Christopher Columbus’ ashes, Mozelle Thompson,…