Negro Colleges in War Time
|Negro Colleges in War Time|
|Distributed by||War Activities Committee of the Motion Pictures Industry|
|Running time||8 minutes|
Negro Colleges in War Time is a short propaganda film produced by the Office of War Information in 1943. Other than in the title no reference is made to the students' race.
The film begins with a shot of the famous statue of Booker T. Washington at Tuskegee, and notes that "progress and industry" has a new meaning for the present -- winning the Second World War. A brief overview of the war related work at several different black colleges follows, starting with Tuskegee where the famous George Washington Carver was putting his brain to work for the war effort. Students are encouraged to join the Tuskegee Airmen or learn about aviation manufacture.
At Prairie View College in Texas and Howard University in Washington, DC students learn the increasingly technical skills of war industry and agriculture. At Howard's medical school, training is also being offered to supply the field with nurses. Hampton University in Virginia is "practically on a 24-hour basis training more war workers."
- The short film Negro Colleges in War Time is available for free download at the Internet Archive [more]
- Negro Colleges in War Time at the Internet Movie Database
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