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Black Politics and Culture

Footage covered by this category includes a wide range of subjects from racism to reggae.

black1.jpgOn the political front, our clip library contains unique footage of Angela Davis, Paul Robeson speaking in Trafalgar Square, and again as part of the cortege marching down Golders Green High Road before the funeral of Harry Pollitt, Secretary of the British Communist Party in the 1950’s. Other footage shows Robeson attending a Henry Wallace election rally dating back to the 1950’s.

black5.jpgFootage also includes an interview with James Baldwin in Paris. We have rare footage of the reaction by the Black community to the tragic fire in New Cross, London in the 1980’s, as well as Black demonstrators fighting with the police. On the cultural side, we have footage of the famous concert at Wembley Pool in 1970 which featured Desmond Dekker, Milly and other notable reggae artists of the era. Film clips of Black musicians include such renowned names as Louis Armstrong, Chuck Berry and Odetta.

 

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Jeep drives through forest

country of origin: Australia

Parents with kids

country of origin: United States

Interior of poverty-stricken housing

country of origin: United States

Famous black triplets lie in their cot

country of origin: United States

Asian man at job interview, interviewed by 3 white people

country of origin: United Kingdom

Line of policemen, bayonets drawn, confront black marchers

country of origin: United States

Ben Davis, black councilman

country of origin: United States

Mao waves

country of origin: United States

Two former detainees speak of their experiences

country of origin: United Kingdom

A city wakes up:

country of origin: United States

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