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Still image from Art In the Negro Schools.

Identifier:

  • 94930 (Source: National Archives)

Date produced: 1940

Filmmaker(s):

Kenneth F. Space

Languages:

English

Length:

2 reels (692 ft, 19 minutes 9 seconds)

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

National Archives list of titled amateur films
National Film Preservation Foundation Grant

Description:

"Educational film surveying the instruction of the fine and performing arts at leading African American institutions, including Calhoun, Dillard, Fisk, Hampton, and Howard. The film argues that exposure to theater, music, dance, and the fine arts produces well-rounded students and enriches their lives." National Film Preservation Foundation.

Resources:

Produced by the Harmon Foundation, as part of their Negro Education for American Living series.

This film is a part of the Harmon Foundation Collection held by National Archives.

Record of the film at the National Film Preservation Foundation.

"Practical Films," Movie Makers, Sept. 1940, 430.

Locations:

  • Lowndes County, Alabama (Filming)
  • Talladega, Alabama (Filming)
  • Howard, D.C. (Filming)
  • Atlanta, Georgia (Filming)
  • Nashville, Tennessee (Filming)
  • Hampton, Virginia (Filming)

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Repository:

Harmon Foundation Collection, National Archives

Viewing Notes:

"On academic and fine arts education in Negro colleges. Reel 1: Shows academic and vocational pursuits at Fisk, Nashville, Tenn.; Atlanta University, Georgia; Hampton and Virginia Union, Virginia; Howard, District of Columbia; Calhoun School and Talladega, Alabama. Illustrates water color and ceramics classes at Howard; sculpture, engraving, sketching and painting at Atlanta, and photography at Tuskegee Institute. Reel 2: Shows classes in architecture at Howard; stage set modeling and design at Atlanta, Talladega and Dillard, New Orleans; drama rehearsals at Talladega and Fisk; interpretive and folk dating at Hampton Institute, Talladega and Dillard; music courses at Howard and Talladega; recapitulation of art scenes from both reels," via National Archives.

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