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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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Shots of telegraph wires

country of origin: United States

Horses cross river

country of origin: Australia

Lying on grass

country of origin: United States

Building ablaze

country of origin: United States

Blacks work in fields with white foreman

country of origin: United States

Lynch mob burning body

country of origin: United States

Statues of famous pioneers and presidents

country of origin: United States

Street protest of Ziarean asylum seekers

country of origin: United Kingdom

A girl on roller-skates

country of origin: United States

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