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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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Factory workers

country of origin: United States

Drawings illustrating the arrival of the white man in Australia

country of origin: Australia

Empty city streets

country of origin: United States

Men in sheet-metal factory australia

country of origin: Australia

Laying wreaths at US graves (1937)

country of origin: United States

Kangaroos, koala bears

country of origin: Australia

Shots of cities, countryside, sea

country of origin: United States

Street sign: E 109th St & Lexington

country of origin: United States

Small meeting

country of origin: United States

asylum seeker inmates carried off on stretchers

country of origin: United Kingdom

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