Film

The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords

 
 
Thu, Nov 16, 2017
  • 7PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 86min
FORMAT: Digital
GENERAL ADMISSION: $15
MEMBERS: $7.50 (free for Level 4 and above)
+  Q&A with director Stanley Nelson
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Stanley Nelson | 1999
 
 

The rich, long unsung history of black newspaper publishing is revealed in this illuminating documentary. Through a treasure trove of archival footage and firsthand interviews, The Black Press explores how intrepid black journalists created an alternative media to tell their own stories—including invaluable coverage of black soldiers’ contributions to World War II—that were often ignored by the country at large.

 
 
 
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