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The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords

The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords
1:26:01 | 1999

Categories: Documentary, Politics, History, Arts and Culture

Directed by Stanley Nelson and narrated by actor Joe Morton, THE BLACK PRESS: SOLDIERS WITHOUT SWORDS, highlights a powerful and engaging account of American history that has been virtually forgotten: the story of the pioneering black journalists documented a population who was otherwise ignored, from facilitating the migration of southern blacks to northern cities to honoring black soldiers in World War II. The film weaves music by Grammy award-winning jazz artist Ron Carter with archival footage, photographs and interviews with editors, photographers and journalists of the Black Press. Several key reporters, publishers and photo journalists were interviewed for the film shortly before their deaths, including John Sengstacke, publisher of the only daily black newspaper still in production, the Chicago Defender; and Charles "Teenie" Harris, retired staff photographer with the Pittsburgh Courier.

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p********m
July 16, 2016
Very good, insightful, Black American, film, regarding the gradual rise in overall prestige, of the American negro, via, the Multitudes of Black newspapers, & its staff, WWI & II, " segregation activists, Martin Luther King, etc., despite, slavery, long-held, Jim Crow, policies, lynching, the KKK, J. Edgar Hoover, segregation, giving America's, Negro, at least a fighting-chance, although the police/Black Kill-ratios, and other long-held racist issues, are, still, prevalent. ... What about the N American Indians?!

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j********m
September 3, 2015
very good

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