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VIDEO - Earliest Clips Of Black People On Film

Courtesy of the University Of Indiana Black Film Center Archive...

3 Men Dance 1894

Watermelon Contest 1896

Little Boy Dancing 1897

Morning Bath 1896


  1. Undercover Black Man said...

    Wonderful stuff!

  2. Aziza said...

    Wow! This is a treasure. In the clip with the 3 men dancing, you can see how the influence on contemporary routines. Thanks for sharing. Made my night.

  3. Anonymous said...

    wow, i guess first impressions are important... dancing and watermelon, huh? are we not still trying to surpass these two stereotypes? lol.

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