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|Type:||Moving images | StillImage|
|Title:||Parade of Progress of Colored Atlanta film|
|Description:||The footage contained within this collection are film clips from Parade of Progress of Colored Atlanta film commissioned by Eugene M. Martin (1888-1969) and produced by J. Richardson Jones (c. 1901-1948).|
"Eugene M. Martin, the Executive Secretary of Atlanta Life Insurance, commissioned Jones to produce a newsreel advertising the black-owned company to prospective employees and clients." In 1939, the newsreel premiered in Atlanta, Georgia.
The footage documents a variety of activities including sporting events, homecoming, golf, motorcycle racing, occupational activities, and baseball. Included in the footage is the Atlanta Black Crackers baseball team playing a game at Ponce De Leon Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Some of the footage depicts African-Americans engaged in white-collar professions such as secretaries, newspaper printers, cashiers, and bookkeepers. There is also a small section of film with audio, reporting the return of A.L. Richardson, President of the Afro-American Life Insurance Company, from the "Holy Land."
Local identification number: VIS 179.01
Local identification number: ahc179000001.mov
|Subjects:||Athletic fields--Georgia--Atlanta | African American athletes--Georgia | African Americans--Georgia--Atlanta | African American football players--Georgia--Atlanta | African American baseball players--Georgia--Atlanta | Basketball--Georgia--Atlanta | Golf--Georgia--Atlanta | Jones, J. Richardson (Joseph Richardson), 1900-1948 | Martin, Eugene M. | Atlanta University Center (Ga.) | Spelman College | Morehouse College (Atlanta, Ga.) | Tuskegee University | Atlanta Daily World | Atlanta Black Crackers (Baseball team) | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)|
|Contributors:||Atlanta History Center|
|Online Publisher:||Atlanta, Ga. : Atlanta History Center, 2007|
|Original Material:||Parade of Progress of Colored Atlanta Film, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center. | 2:18 minutes clip/27:15 minutes entire recording|
|Rights and Usage:||Cite as: Parade of Progress of Colored Atlanta Film, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.|
This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S Code) Permission ofr use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
|Persistent Link to Item:||http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/store/Category/495-parade-of-progress-of-colored-atlanta-film.aspx|
|Related Institutions:||Atlanta History Center|
|Collection Information:||Parade of Progress of Colored Atlanta Film|
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