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,…

Conversation 051-002

On March 23, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger, George Romney, and mayors of the United States cities, including Carl B. Stokes, James H.J. Tate, Roman S. Gribbs, Henry W. Maier, Louie Welch, Jack D. Maltester, Sam Massell, Alfonso J. Cervantes, Lee Alexander, Maurice E. (“Moon”) Landrieu, John V. Lindsay, Lawerence F….

Muhammad Ali at Glenville High School (Cleveland, Ohio)

On Friday May, 25, 1971, Cleveland’s Glenville High School was celebrating the last day of their 3rd annual week-long Eusi Sikukuu (Black Festival). At an afternoon assembly of the student body in the school gymnasium, Principal Leo Clayton asked for attention from the noisy crowd, the told them he had a surprise guest to announce: “I’ve somewhat kept this as…