MG-254. AUDIO-VISUAL COLLECTION, [ca. 1920-ongoing].

Miscellaneous acquisitions of motion picture films, videotapes and sound recordings. Included is a 1926 one-reel film on Wyoming, Pennsylvania featuring various ethnic parades and a recording entitled Francis Johnson: American Cotillions. Francis Johnson was an African American who is described on the label as "one of those men who, by his own unaided exertions, has won his way from the lowest to the topmost round of the ladder of fame without fear of contradiction, that as a composer or a musician, he stands without rival in the States." (Detroit Daily Free Press, September 19, 1839).

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