//
you're reading...
Film

Watch Free Film Online | The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords

The Black Press | A Film By Stanley Nelson

The Black Press | A Film By Stanley Nelson

About the film: In 1827, a group of black writers and journalists in New York who were tired of the way black people and issues of race were depicted in the press created America’s first black-owned and operated newspaper, Freedom’s Journal. Over the next 150 years, dozens of similar newspapers appeared across America, giving African Americans a voice they never had in the mainstream news media, like The Chicago Defender, The Pittsburgh Courier, and many more that would follow.

Directed by Stanley Nelson, the below feature-length documentary, “The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords,” is really the first (and maybe the only) film to chronicle the history of the black press, including its central role in the construction of modern African American identity. From facilitating the migration of Southern blacks to northern cities, to honoring black soldiers in World War II, the black press documented people who were otherwise ignored.

Reinforcing how important the contributions of filmmaker Stanley Nelson are, within the scope of American cinema (not just black American cinema), the powerful and engaging, multiple award-winning film, which is strongly recommended viewing, recounts the largely forgotten stories of generations of black journalists who risked life and livelihood so African Americans could represent themselves in their own words and images.

Featuring interviews with members of the black press and newsreel footage, the film is narrated by actor Joe Morton.

Watch the film via SnagFilms (parent company of Indiewire), the entire 86-minute documentary is available for you to view online for free here: The Black Press: Soldiers With Swords and View Interactive Website via PBS.

View Film Trailer Below

 

 

Advertisements

About kreativeYoungmillionaire

Writer | Academic Librarian | Creative Mixologist

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Social Rants

...fascinating
Everybody has a story!
#thelifeandcrimesofdorispayne #attendingnow
#awesomeness!
#schoollibraryjournal 
#TechKnowledge17 #ubettathink2017 
#allmyfriendsreadbooks 
#21stcenturyabolitionist Sitting this right here.
#ubettathink2017 
#allmyfriendsreadbooks 
#21stcenturyabolitionist #theworldisverydifferentnow 
#funkydividends 
#ubettathink2017 
#allmyfriendsreadbooks 
#21stcenturyabolitionist #nottouchingone
#ubettathink2017
#allmyfriendsreadbooks 
#21stcenturyabolitionist My library project from this summer will be unveiled this weekend. I had the opportunity to build the Dr. Carolyn V. Atkins Children's Community Reading Room Library at Quinn Chapel A.M.E. in Jefferson City, MO. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be presented by the Major of Jeff City!
#ubettathink2017 #allmyfriendsreadbooks #21stcenturyabolitionist ...fried plantains in olive oil.
#soupontheside #chefkYm
#goodfood #itsoctober ...attending now!
#freevirtualconference 
#librariesandmakerspaces
#letshaveaconversation 
#allmyfriendsreadbooks #library2017 Eminem Slays Donald Trump!
#hiphophonors #thestorm
#udahman #freestyle 
#ubettathink2017 #allmyfriendsreadbooks 
#21stcenturyabolitionist #throwbackmemories 
#chilingat2yearsold
#igothatlooklikeyeahiamtheshyt
#mynamesiskYmizsofly 
#lookinglikemydaddyandmomma #ubettathink2017 
#allmyfriendsreadbooks 
#21stcenturyabolitionist 
#audrelorde #kreativeYoungmillionaire 
#ubettathink2017 
#allmyfriendsreadbooks 
#21stcenturyabolitionist Saluting My Ancestors,
Happy Middle Passage Day!
#ubettathink2017
#allmyfriendsreadbooks 
#21stcenturyabolitionist ...still trying to figah dis out. I bent and spent a dollah. 
#rapsnacks #ubettathink2017 ...meet Rusty! He is chilling out with Roxy Blue all weekend. I wonder how this is going to turn out!! Roxy likes tall dogs -like Great Danes. She already showed Rusty where and when in her house. Help us Jesus!!!! #goodmorningworld #ubettathink2017 
#allmyfriendsreadbooks 
#21stcenturyabolitionist #ubettathink2017 
#allmyfriendsreadbooks 
#21stcenturyabolitionist 
#iamthefuture #writer4lyfe #tripbooked✈️ #dlfforum17 #pittsburgh
#DLFHBCUFELLOW17
#BLACKLIBRARIANSROCK 
#ubettathink2017 
#allmyfriendsreadbooks 
#21stcenturyabolitionist February 2, 1945
#mygrandfather: O.T. Chafer
#myfathersfather
#inmygrannysarchives 
#texasbornandbred 
#southerncharm4lyfe
%d bloggers like this: