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The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords
Directed by Stanley Nelson • 1999 • United States
THE BLACK PRESS: SOLDIERS WITHOUT SWORDS is a powerful and engaging account of the pioneering newspapermen and -women who gave voice to Black America. From facilitating the Great Migration from the South to northern cities to honoring Black soldiers in World War II, the Black press documented people who were otherwise ignored. This groundbreaking documentary by Stanley Nelson recounts the largely forgotten stories of generations of Black journalists who risked life and livelihood so that African Americans could represent themselves in their own words and images.