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Uniform Title Black press (Television program)
Title The black press : soldiers without swords / California Newsreel presents ; directed and produced by Stanley Nelson ; writers, Jill Nelson, Stanley Nelson, Lou Potter, Marcia Smith ; Half Nelson Productions, Inc
Published [San Francisco, CA] : California Newsreel, [1998]


Description 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 86 min.)) : sound, color with black and white sequences
Contents Black press overview (2:02) -- Too long have others spoken for us (14:43) -- Standing up for the race (26:06) -- Separate world (16:13) -- Treason? (12:55) -- Putting itself out of business (12:49) -- Credits: The black press: soldiers without swords (1:15)
Summary Archival footage and interviews trace the history of African American newspapers and journalism from the Antebellum period to the Civil Rights Movement
Notes Originally produced as a motion picture in 1998, released in January, 1999; broadcast on PBS on February 8, 1999
Credits Camera, Bobby Shepard, Rick Butler ; editor, Lewis Erskine ; music, Ron Carter ; writers, Jill Nelson, Stanley Nelson, Lou Potter, Marcia Smith ; associate producer, director of research, Valerie Linson
Performer Narrator: Joe Morton ; commentary by historians and journalists: Jane Rhodes, Vernon Jarrett, Phyl Garland, Christopher Reed, James Grossman, Earl Calloway, Patrick Washburn, Timuel Black, Edward Robinson, George Barbour, Robert R. Lavelle, Charles Harris, Vera Jackson, Frank E. Bolden, Edna Chappell McKenzie, John Sengstacke, Evelyn Cunningham
Notes In English
MPAA rating: Not rated
Sundance Film Festival, Freedom of Expression Award, 1999
Online resource; title from resource description page (Infobase, viewed September 30, 2020)
Subject Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895.
Abbott, Robert S. (Robert Sengstacke), 1868-1940.
Bass, Charlotta A., 1880-1969.
Vann, Robert L., 1879-1940.
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972.
Murphy, Carl, 1889-1967.
Murphy, John Henry, 1840-1922.
Wells-Barnett, Ida B., 1862-1931.
Mossell, N. F., Mrs., 1855-1948.
Harrington, Oliver W. (Oliver Wendell), 1912-1995.
SUBJECT Wells-Barnett, Ida B., 1862-1931 fast
Vann, Robert L., 1879-1940 fast
Murphy, John Henry, 1840-1922 fast
Murphy, Carl, 1889-1967 fast
Mossell, N. F., Mrs., 1855-1948 fast
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972 fast
Harrington, Oliver W. (Oliver Wendell), 1912-1995 fast
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 fast
Bass, Charlotta A., 1880-1969 fast
Abbott, Robert S. (Robert Sengstacke), 1868-1940 fast
Chicago defender.
Pittsburgh courier.
California eagle.
Afro-American (Baltimore, Md. : National ed.)
Pittsburgh courier fast
Chicago defender fast
California eagle fast
Afro-American (Baltimore, Md. : National ed.) fast
Subject African American press -- History
African American newspapers -- History
African American journalists -- Biography
Freedom of the press -- United States -- History
Racism -- United States -- History
African American journalists -- Interviews
Journalists -- United States -- Interviews
Photojournalists -- United States -- Interviews
African American cartoonists -- Interviews
Advertising, Newspaper -- United States -- History
Race relations
Freedom of the press
African American cartoonists
Advertising, Newspaper
African American journalists
African American newspapers
African American press
SUBJECT United States -- Race relations -- History
Subject United States
Genre/Form Nonfiction films
Internet videos
Historical films
Feature films
Documentary films
Documentary films.
Historical films.
Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Internet videos.
Films historiques.
Films autres que de fiction.
Vidéos sur Internet.
Form Streaming video
Author Nelson, Stanley, 1951- screenwriter, film director, film producer.
Nelson, Jill, 1952- screenwriter.
Potter, Lou, screenwriter
Smith, Marcia A., screenwriter
Morton, Joe, 1947- narrator.
Rhodes, Jane, 1955- commentator.
Jarrett, Vernon, 1921-2004, commentator.
Garland, Phyl, commentator
Grossman, James R., commentator
Calloway, Earl, commentator
Washburn, Patrick Scott, commentator
Black, Timuel D., Jr., commentator.
Harris, Teenie, 1908-1998, commentator.
Bolden, Frank E., 1912-2003, commentator.
Buttler, Rick, director of photography
Shepard, Bobby, director of photography
Erskine, Lewis, editor of moving image work
Half Nelson Productions, Inc., production company.
California Newsreel (Firm), presenter, publisher.