This 16mm film is a short documentary made by Madeline Anderson for National Education Television's Black Journal television program to commemorate the four year anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X.
This 16mm black and white film print is a short documentary made for the National Education Television's Black Journal television program. Editor Madeline Anderson compiled footage of Malcolm X to commemorate the four year anniversary of his assassination.
Consists of: 16mm Film (a), Original 600 foot metal Film Reel (b), and Original 600 foot metal Film Canister (c).
2012.79.1.37.1a: 16mm film. This film opens with footage of the public attending the funeral/wake of Malcolm X, and a voice-over of a male narrator recounts the sentiments of some individuals describing what Malcolm X meant to the African American community during his life and after his assassination. Malcolm X's wife, Betty Shabazz, discusses Malcolm's early childhood roots, family, stints in foster care and boys' homes, and his struggle to stay on the straight and narrow in Boston, MA. The narrator then picks back up describing Malcolm X's biography and attitude towards race relations and integration in America. Excerpts from various television interviews with Malcolm X play. During the first interview clip, Malcolm explains why he believes integration has not been successful and cannot be successful (during that particular point in time) unless certain issues are addressed. In the second interview clip, Malcolm discusses why he was silenced by the Nation of Islam for a comment he made shortly after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He elaborates on what he actually meant by saying that "chickens are coming home to roost" amid an unaddressed climate of hate in the United States. The third interview is with Malcolm after he returned from his pilgrimage to Mecca. American reporters ask him about his feelings on integration in America, now that he has returned from Mecca, where Muslims from all over were participating in the pilgrimage to Mecca together. Malcolm states that his feelings on integration have not changed as a result of the brotherhood he experienced during his trip Mecca. An interview with Betty Shabazz picks up again, and she further explains her late husband's beliefs concerning integration and his wish to redirect the goal of the black struggle from civil rights to human rights by internationalizing the struggle and aligning African Americans with other marginalized groups around the world. Another interview with Malcolm X plays, and he explains, in his own words, how human rights is an international issue that should be addressed by the United Nations. Footage of a civil rights demonstration plays. Malcolm X addresses students in Selma, Alabama and talks about charging the United States with human rights violations. Further, he tells a story in which he defines what he believes to be the difference in mentality between what he calls a "field negro" and a "house negro". He states that he is a "field negro" ready to fight for his freedom.
2012.79.1.37.1b: Original 600 foot film reel.
2012.79.1.37.1c: Original 600 foot film canister. The metal can has two sticker labels, one on each side, with the name of the film and the film distribution company or organization.
Edition of Tuesday Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 5. The cover has black printed text at the top and graphics below. The text reads [NATIONAL / EDITION Tuesday / MAGAZINE] with [JANUARY 1971 · ISSUED MONTHLY] in the upper right corner. A list of topics discussed in the magazine is below this [THE BLACK TRAVELER: / GOING PLACES IN ’71 / MULTI-MEDIA EDUCATION IN / EAST HARLEM / SUNDAY BREAKFAST FOR / TWO OR TWENTY]. The front cover has an image of the painting “Portrait of Henry O. Tanner” by Thomas Eakins. Tanner is turned slightly to the left. He is wearing glass, a black coat, and a red patterned cravat. The lower right corner reads [THE NEGRO IN WORLD HSTORY: HENRY OSSAWA TANNER/THE LIFE & WORKS OF A GREAT ARTIST/PAGE 10]. There are various articles and advertisements in the issue. The back cover has a Coca-Cola advertisement. The magazine has twenty-four (24) pages.
Edition of Tuesday Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 2. The cover has black printed text at the top and graphics below. The text reads [NATIONAL / EDITION Tuesday / -GAZINE] with [OCTOBER 1970 · ISSUED MONTHLY] in the upper right corner. A list of topics discussed in the magazine is below this [CARS FOR 1971: / DETROIT’S NEW DIRECTION / TASTE TREATS / FROM THE SANDWICH BOARD / HEALTH PARK IN HARLEM: / THE COMMUNITY HAS ITS WAY]. The front cover has a vibrant graphic showing a boy in a colorful outfit holding an animal, possibly a goat, above his head. There are spiral and floral designs on the animal, labeled George. Between the legs of the central figure is yellow text [as / George / grew tired / he was / carried by / the boy]. On the left is a yellow semicircle with spherical detailing and text which reads [Black Folklore: / Tall Tales from Africa / & the New World]. To the right is another semicircle with interior blue, red, and white rays and an animal lying on its back. The image has other motifs, including hearts, triangles and geometric shapes, and eyes. The cover art is by Fred Steffen. The lower right corner reads [BLACK FOLKLORE/PAGE 8]. There are various articles and advertisements in the issue. The back cover has a Viceroy cigarettes advertisement. The magazine has thirty-six (36) pages.