Film & Media Archive

Documenting WWI: The Harlem Hellfighters in Men of Bronze

By Rose Miyatsu on December 12, 2017

As we continue to highlight collections related to America’s entry into WWI a century ago, we cannot neglect the seldom-told story of the African American regiment that fought on the front lines in France during the war. Known officially as the 369th combat regiment, these men from New York were ...

Scene from "For Ahkeem"

Documentary ‘For Ahkeem’ Screens Nov. 11 at St. Louis Film Festival

By Jody Mitori on November 8, 2017

The new documentary “For Ahkeem” follows 17-year-old Daje Shelton after she has been expelled from her public high school in North St. Louis and is sent to the court-supervised Innovative Concept Academy by Judge Jimmie Edwards. The film is part of the free program “Mean Streets: Viewing the Divi...

“Never Been A Time,” to debut at the St. Louis International Film Festival

By Alison Carrick on November 3, 2017

“Never Been A Time,” a film by Denise Ward-Brown, associate professor in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, will debut this Sunday, Nov. 5, 7:30 pm as part of the 26th annual St. Louis International Film Festival. This free screening ...

Free Screening of “Tell Them We Are Rising” Takes Place Friday, November 3

By Julie Hale on November 2, 2017

There will be a free screening of “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities” on Friday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Brown Hall on the Danforth Campus of  Washington University. The screening is being co-presented by Washington University Libraries’ Film &am...

‘Mean Streets’ Program Features St. Louis-Based Documentaries and Filmmakers

By Alison Carrick on October 20, 2017

“Mean Streets: Viewing the Divided City Through the Lens of Film and Television,”  will screen as part of the upcoming St. Louis International Film Festival and is presented by Washington University Libraries, Washington University’s Sam Fox School’s College of Architecture and Graduate Sch...

A scene from "For Ahkeem"

Libraries’ ‘Mean Streets’ Program Returns to St. Louis Film Festival

By Jody Mitori on October 16, 2017

As part of the St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) Nov. 2-12, Washington University Libraries, Washington University’s Sam Fox School’s College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, Cinema St. Louis and the Missouri History Museum present “Mean Streets:...

Dick Gregory, comedian and civil rights activist, has died at age 84

By Alison Carrick on August 25, 2017

Dick Gregory, comedian, civil rights activist, and St. Louis native, has died at age 84. One of Gregory’s first actions was to protest conditions in Sumner High School in 1951 when he was a senior there. He went on to attend Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE) and then go on...

MADCO’s Freedom Project Captured in New Video

By Julie Hale on July 18, 2017

This year, Modern American Dance Company (MADCO) celebrated its 40th anniversary season with “Freedom,” a commissioned work by choreographers Jennifer Archibold, Gina Patterson, Cecil Slaughter, and Nejla Yatkin. The company partnered with WU Libraries on the piece. Members of MADCO s...