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SOLDIERS WITHOUT SWORDS gives life to this fascinating, little knownhistoryby weaving music by Grammy award-winning jazz artist Ron Carter witharchivalfootage, photographs and interviews with editors, photographers andjournalists of the Black press. The film is narrated by stage, screen andtelevision actor Joe Morton.

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In 67 brief minutes, the documentary covers nearly three hundred years of Tremé's history and legacy using archival photos and early film footage, contemporary video, family films and photographs, historical reenactments, a killer soundtrack, and spot-on observations from noted scholars, artists, laborers and community folk. This is a rich brew of ingredients expertly stirred, prepared and presented by filmmakers Dawn Logsdon and Lolis Eric Elie, two highly skilled and conscientious native New Orleanians....
...The film's executive producers are Wynton Marsalis, Pultizer Prize-winning composer and trumpeter, and filmmaker Stanley Nelson, a MacArthur Foundation "genius award" recipient whose work includes The Murder of Emmett Till, The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords, and Two Dollars and a Dream: The Story of Madame C.J. Walker.

Soldiers Without Swords- Newspapers And Biographies

Dr. Wisbey's fields of special interest were American religious and social history. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and several historical and professional organizations. His first book, Soldiers Without Swords, a history of the Salvation Army in the United States, was published in 1955. He was especially interested in the Utopian Communities such as Jemima Wilkinson and her followers, and the Shakers. His biography, Pioneer Prophetess, Jemima Wilkinson, the Publick Universal Friend was published in 1964 and reprinted in 1999. In 1975 Herbert Wisbey founded the Elmira Shaker Seminar which was held each summer for a week at the sites of former Shaker settlements. Following his retirement as director in 1985, the program has continued as the Berkshire Shaker Seminar. His book The Sodus Shaker Community was published in 1982.

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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. SOLDIERS WITHOUT SWORDS weaves music by Grammy award-winning jazz artist Ron Carter with archival footage, photographs and interviews with editors, photographers and journalists of the Black Press.THE BLACK PRESS: SOLDIERS WITHOUT SWORDS is an engaging historical account that tells the story of the pioneering men and women of the Black press who gave voice to Black America.
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Directed by Stanley Nelson, the below feature-length documentary, "The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords," is really the first (and maybe the only) film to chronicle the history of the black press, including its central role in the construction of modern African American identity. 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 is A Half Nelson Production, andispresented by The Chicago Production Center at WTTW.

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Nelson began working as a television producer at PBS on the series Listening to America with Bill Moyers. Nelson went on to produce and direct the 1999 Emmy nominated documentary entitled The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords, and the 2000 Black International Cinema Festival award winning documentary Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind. Nelson and his wife, Marcia A. Smith, then formed the nonprofit documentary film production company Firelight Media. Firelight Media received funding from American Experience to produce the critically acclaimed 2003 documentary entitled The Murder of Emmett Till. The film won several awards including an Emmy for Best Directing-Nonfiction, the Sundance Film Festival 2003 Special Jury Prize, and the George Foster Peabody Award. In addition, the U.S. Justice Department has recently reopened the 1955 murder investigation of Emmitt Till, citing the presence of new evidence exposed in Nelson’s documentary.

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Directed by Stanley Nelson, the below feature-length documentary, "The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords," is really the first (and maybe the only) film to chronicle the history of the black press, including its central role in the construction of modern African American identity. 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.