Film & Media Archive

WU’s Film & Media Archive Awarded Grant to Preserve Rare Documentary

By Alison Carrick on June 20, 2017

Blackside’s Code Blue helped recruit young minorities to health professions The Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has received a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) to preserve Code Blue, a 1972 recruitment film aimed at bringing minorities into the...

WU’s Film & Media Archive Completes Preservation of Rare Civil Rights Documentary

By Alison Carrick on June 16, 2017

The Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has completed the preservation and digitization of the rare civil rights documentary The Streets of Greenwood (1963). The project was made possible by a 2016 Basic Preservation Grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF...

Talk with Filmmaker Jon Else Now Available Online

By Jody Mitori on May 18, 2017

On April 19, 2017, Washington University Libraries, Cinema St. Louis, and the Missouri History Museum hosted filmmaker Jon Else as part of the Henry Hampton Film Series. Else was a cinematographer and series producer on the 1980s documentary series Eyes on the Prize. He has written about the maki...

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Alison Carrick on April 4, 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee, 49 years ago, on April 4, 1968. Dr. King was a great orator and electrified audiences when he spoke, and on this anniversary we’d like to celebrate him, revisit some of his speeches, and explore interviews related to him at Washin...

“The Music Moved the Movement” program is now available online

By Alison Carrick on March 3, 2017

Washington University Libraries was an archival sponsor for “The Music Moved the Movement: A Conversation with Reena Evers-Everette and David Dennis, Sr.” at the National Blues Museum on February 16, 2017. The event included several interviews from our newly-completed Eyes on the Prize Digitizati...

WU Libraries’ Henry Hampton Film Series Features Jon Else

By Jody Mitori on February 15, 2017

Washington University Libraries are pleased to announce a talk with filmmaker Jon Else at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the Missouri History Museum’s Lee Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Else will discuss his new book, True South: Henry Hampton and “Eyes on the P...

Music Moved the Movement: Reena Evers-Everette and David (Dave) Dennis Sr.

By Alison Carrick on February 2, 2017

As part of the “Music Moved the Movement: Civil Rights and the Blues” project, the National Blues Museum is hosting “A Conversation with Reena Evers-Everette and David (Dave) Dennis Sr.: Inside the Civil Rights Movement.” Dennis is the CEO and director of the Southern Initiative of The Algebra Pr...

The Divided City Initiative in St. Louis: Chi-Raq and Milwaukee 53206 Q&As

By Alison Carrick on January 31, 2017

The Mean Streets programming that was part of the Divided City Initiative also included films that examined the issues of segregation and how communities deal with mass incarceration and gun violence.  A high point of the program was the screening of Chi-Raq (dir. Spike Lee, 2015) with screenwrit...

The Divided City Initiative in St. Louis: Q&As from the Mean Streets Program

By Alison Carrick on January 20, 2017

Many films in the Mean Streets program featured St. Louis and the recent events in Ferguson that sparked the Black Lives Matter movement and a national discussion about race, segregation, and police brutality. Bob’s Tour: Understanding What We See, directed by Washington University graduate...