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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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Digging for oil

country of origin: Australia

Postal workers sort mail

country of origin: United States

Machine produces sausages

country of origin: Australia

Tear gas, baton charge, carrying injured

country of origin: United States

Taxi-cabs

country of origin: United States

Klu Klux Klan gathering and ritual

country of origin: United States

Police/dogs prepare for onslaught on asylum seekers

country of origin: United Kingdom

Power lines, bridges, industry, cranes, oil refineries

country of origin: United States

Joy Gardner march

country of origin: United Kingdom

Workers stream to work

country of origin: United States

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