(African American film) THE NEGRO SAILOR (1945) Set of 4 photos


Np: All-American News, [1945]. Set of four (4) vintage original 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white print still photos, just about fine.

A documentary short film made for the U.S. Navy and shown by All-American News, a company producing newsreels and later feature films for the race film market. The film was inspired by the success of the film The Negro Soldier, and was one of only five films documenting the war-time activities of African Americans in a positive light before 1950. Released after the surrender of Japan, the film highlights the service of African American seamen. (Richards 851; Wikipedia)

Extremely scarce, in fact the only paper I have ever seen for this film.

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