[Joshua W. Curtis, Jr.–home movies] Reel 8, Accession 2486

Footage of Mahoney Middle School, including a teacher teaching a class with notes projected onto a screen, boys and girls reading books in the library, cheerleaders and majorettes performing on stage at a pep rally with various school spirit signs and banners on the wall behind them and in the audience.

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Home Movies: Can 11271: Downtown Detroit, Michigan Scenes, ca. 1962 and 1951

Home movie in two parts. The first, in color, is an impressionistic picture of buildings, streets and people in downtown Detroit, Michigan, presumably shot around 1962. The second, in black and white, shows scenes shot around the 200th anniversary celebration of the city of Detroit, 1951.

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The Ryan Battle Collection, no. 8 – African-American Elementary School

This home movie captures scenes of a small elementary school class of African-American children taught by African-American teachers in the 1950s. The children sing songs, finger paint, and eat lunch together. This footage is of special significance as very few films exist that document African-American classrooms and schools from this time.

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