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41ST NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN, PART TWO
PDA-LB-018 Beta SP 16mm
Color
Documentary
1983
Color 1983 A convention of the NCNW at the Vista International Hotel at the World Trade Center in New York City. Shirley Chisholm (first black woman to serve in Congress and to run for President), black actors and couple Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, NCNW President Dorothy Height and others in attendance. The image drops occasionally, replaced by wither black screen or talking-head footage of an elderly black man (???), while the audio from the convention speeches continues unabated. Some shots are underexposed. . 01:01:27:00 Color 1983 People at the dais stand and sing a song together. 01:04:21:00 Color 1983 Ethel Lyons of the Women's Council of the CME Church stands at the podium and says a prayer VS other women standing at the dais and listening, including Shirley Chisholm. 01:05:41:00 Color 1983 Black opera singer Maritha Wilson (sp?) sings an aria at the podium. 01:08:30:00 Color 1983 Dorothy Height presents honorary "legacy plaques" to Eleanor Blackshoe (sp?) and Odessa Skeene (sp?) accepting for Lanelle Desilva Skeene (sp?) CUs of Ossie Davis and Shirley Chisholm sitting at dais and clapping their hands. 01:09:15:00 Color 1983 Black opera singer Maritha Wilson (sp?) sings the "Italian Street Song" from the dais podium. 01:13:05:00 Color 1983 Dortohy Height speaks from the dais podium. 01:16:11:00 Color 1983 Ossie Davis at podium makes long speech honoring the founder of the NCNW, the organization itself, he points out his wife Ruby Dee sitting in the BG and praises Dorothy Height sitting to his left. 01:29:25:00 Color 1983 Continuation of Ossie Davis' speech. 01:36:52:00 Color 1983 Continuation of Ossie Davis' speech. 01:40:30:00 Color 1983 Conclusion of Ossie Davis' speech, applause CU Ossie Davis sitting at dais with hands grasped beneath chin.
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