Film Documents

In this media age, viewers of all ages and cultures enjoy, learn-from and are transformed by, and through, stories on film.

This is a page from the Affidavit of Kimbo, one of the Amistad Africans who had been kidnapped in Sierra Leone.  The original document is maintai...

Page from the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano (also known as "Gustavus Vassa, The African"). As Equiano's ship drew closer to land, he was allowed t...

At the age of 44, Arthur Llewelyn Davies lost his battle with cancer.  This obituary describes both his life and his career in glowing terms. &nb...

While he was in the hospital, for an operation to remove a serious cancerous growth impacting his face and jaw, Arthur Llewelyn Davis wrote a letter t...

John Randolph (1773-1833), from Virginia, opposed admitting Missouri as a "free" state not because he approved of slavery but because he disapproved o...

Dunkirk - also spelled Dunkerque - is located in northern France.  During late May and early June, of 1940, it was the scene of a disaster-in-the...

On his way to prison, Al Capone made an interesting observation about Prohibition and the outlawing of alcoholic beverages in America: They ought t...

Thomas Di Tomasso, one of the Rangers involved in the battle of Mogadishu, has written an account of what happened.  He describes the crowds, whi...

This is the poster for Deliverance, the silent-film about Helen Keller's life.

Sol White published an account of his experiences as an African-American baseball player in his book, History of Colored Base Ball. Portions of that ...

This image depicts the signature page of a letter dated September 25, 1888.  Purportedly from the person who'd murdered victims in the Whitechap...

James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, disagreed with the Naval Court of Inquiry's opinion.  He issued his own assessment in two differing forma...

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