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About the film

The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords is a powerful and engaging account of the pioneering black newspapermen and women who gave voice to black America. From facilitating the migration of Southern blacks to northern cities to honoring black soldiers in World War II, the black press documented people who were otherwise ignored.

The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords won several awards including:


2002 Film Awards, Best Film/Video Documentary Production – National Association of Black Journalists
2000 Alfred I. dupont-Columbia University Award, Excellence in Broadcast Journalism
1999 Sundance Film Festival, Freedom of Expression Award
1999 San Francisco International Film Festival, Golden Gate Award
1999 Hollywood Black Film Festival, 1st Place Jury Award for Documentary
1998 American Library Association, Distinguished Video for Adults
1998, 86 Minutes
Producer/Director: Stanley Nelson
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