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Directed by:
William Miles, American, born 1931  Search this
Produced by:
William Miles, American, born 1931  Search this
Subject of:
Cotton Club, American, 1923 - 1940  Search this
Apollo Theater, American, founded 1934  Search this
Adam Clayton Powell Jr., American, 1908 - 1972  Search this
Stokely Carmichael, Trinidadian American, 1941 - 1998  Search this
James L. Farmer Jr., American, 1920 - 1999  Search this
Dick Gregory, American, 1932 - 2017  Search this
Roy Innis, American, born 1934  Search this
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
Malcolm X, American, 1925 - 1965  Search this
Jackie Robinson, American, 1919 - 1972  Search this
Louis Armstrong, American, 1901 - 1971  Search this
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, American, 1878 - 1949  Search this
Owned by:
D.C. Public Library, American, founded 1896  Search this
Medium:
polyester film
Dimensions:
Duration (Reel 1): 51 Minutes
Length (Film): 1850 Feet
Duration (Reel 2): 50 Minutes
Length (Film): 1800 Feet
Duration (Reel 3): 50 Minutes
Length (Film): 1800 Feet
Duration (Reel 4): 50 Minutes
Length (Film): 1800 Feet
Type:
sound films
color films (visual works)
feature films
16mm (photographic film size)
Place used:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Harlem, New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Hell's Kitchen, New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1981
Caption:
This film was a part of the Washington D.C. Public Library's circulating 16mm film collection housed at the Martin Luther King Jr. Central Library. The collection is particularly noted for the wide variety of African American and African diaspora content.
Description:
A four-part documentary film with the title I Remember Harlem. It consists of four (4) reels of 16mm color polyester film with optical sound.
The documentary uses archival footage, interviews with residents, and still photographs to chronicle the early settlement of the Village of Harlem in the 17th century to its redevelopment in the 1970s. In part one, "The Early Years 1600-1930," the narrator discusses Harlem's original inhabitants, the Lenape, and the sale of their land to the Dutch. Part two, "The Depression Years 1930-1940" discusses Harlem's changing demographics in the early 20th century. Part three, "Toward Freedom, 1940-1965," focuses on urban decay in Harlem in the mid-20th century. Part four, "Towards A New Day," focuses on the impact of the civil rights movement on the neighborhood.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Communities  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Film  Search this
United States History  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2017.55.85.1a-d
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions likely apply. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
DC Public Library Film Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57e7f4729-9f86-48f5-96cc-745fa064022a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.55.85.1a-d