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  • Reel America emNine From Little Rockem 1964
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    1964 Film Nine From Little Rock

    This 1964 U.S. Information Agency film about the first African-American students to attend an all-white Arkansas high school in 1957 won an academy award in 1965 for Documentary Short…

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    Soviet Active Measures

    This U.S. Information Agency film reports on efforts by Soviet agents to use disinformation, forgery, bribery, and the spreading of “fake news” to further their Cold War agenda. The report…

  • emCommunist Propagandaem
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    Communist Propaganda

    This 1958 U.S. Information Agency film explains different forms of Communist propaganda with extensive clips of Soviet films. The film was recorded at the Pentagon in the midst of the Cold…

  • Reel America emThe Time Has Comeem 1977
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    The Time Has Come

    This 1977 U.S. Information Agency film documents the progress of African Americans by profiling several newly-elected black public officials. Narrated by James Earl Jones, the film includes…

  • emAfghanistanem
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    Afghanistan: A New Generation is a U.S. Information Agency report from 1987 on the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan. This video from the National Archives focuses on the challenges facing…

  • emThe March on Washingtonem
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    The March on Washington

    This 1963 film is a U.S. Information Agency report for overseas audiences on the March on Washington. The documentary begins with marchers walking to the Lincoln Memorial, shows portions of…

  • 1968 Presidential Campaign
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    1968 Presidential Campaign

    This U.S. Information Agency film chronicled the 1968 presidential campaign. Topics included the first primaries in New Hampshire, the surprise withdrawal of President Lyndon Johnson from the race, Robert…

  • Reel America emIn Their Own Wordsem 1980
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    In Their Own Words

    This 1980 U.S. Information Agency film shows Cuban refugees talking about their experiences in Cuba, problems they had with the Cuban government, and reasons for leaving their homeland. The…

  • emHostage The Abridgement of International Lawsem
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    Hostage! The Abridgement of International Laws

    This 1979 U.S. International Communications Agency (USICA) program examines the United Nations' response to the Iran Hostage crisis and the history of laws pertaining to diplomatic…

  • Reel America Martin Luther King Press Conference 1963
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    Martin Luther King Press Conference

    Martin Luther King, Jr., was interviewed by four journalists for “Press Conference U.S.A.,” a U.S. Information Agency (USIA) series that was distributed internationally. The interviewers were…

  • Reel America emAfghanistan 1982em
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    Afghanistan 1982

    This U.S. Information Agency film chronicles events in Afghanistan from the 1979 Soviet invasion until the end of 1982, and includes a 1982 interview with a Doctors Without Borders official…

  • Reel America emCuba A World Verdictem 1963
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    1963 Film Cuba: A World Verdict

    This 1963 U.S. Information Agency film traces the history of the Cuban Revolution from January 1959 through the Cuban Missile Crisis throurgh a variety of journalists from South America and…

  • Reel America 1964 Civil Rights Act Panel Discussion 1965
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    1964 Civil Rights Act Panel Discussion

    Panelists Roy Wilkins, Leroy Collins, and Sterling Tucker talked about civil rights accomplishments on the one-year anniversary of the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The panelists…

  • Reel America emA Day in Old Milwaukeeem 1960
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    A Day in Old Milwaukee

    This 1960 U.S. Information Agency film features actor Joe Brown describing a nation-wide search for old circus wagons and the Circus World Museum’s efforts to restore them. A recreation of…

  • Reel America emThe Five Cities of Juneem 1963
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    The Five Cities of June

    This 1963 United States Information Agency film documents events in five cities: the election and coronation of Pope Paul VI at Vatican City, the launch of a Soviet rocket in an unknown city in…

  • President Kennedy in Berlin Germany
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    President Kennedy in Berlin, Germany

    This was a clip from the 1963 documentary, “The Five Cities of June,” in which President John F. Kennedy delivers a portion of his “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech. The documentary chronicled…

  • Roundtable on March on Washington
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    Roundtable on March on Washington

    The U.S. Information Agency filmed a roundtable on August 28, 1963, with March on Washington participants Sidney Poitier, Charlton Heston, Marlon Brando, and Harry Belafonte.

  • James Blues Film emThe Marchem
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    James Blue's Film The March

    A 1964 U.S. Information Agency film documented the March on Washington. This film was directed by James Blue and was restored by the National Archives.

  • emJohn F Kennedy Years of Lightning Day of Drumsem
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    John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums

    This 1964 documentary, narrated by actor Gregory Peck, tells the story of President Kennedy’s 1000 days in office, while also showing scenes from his funeral. The film was created to air…

  • 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
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    1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

    The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was on August 28, 1963. The march was organized to push for comprehensive civil rights including public school desegregation, voting rights…

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