Historic Clips from British Pathé Now Online

9 May

British Pathé has released over 90,000 clips from its archives to the public. The clips range from very early films dating back to 1896 to newsreels that were shown before films in theaters up until 1979. With a keyword searchable database and advanced search capabilities researchers, filmmakers, and the public can find film clips on a wide-range of subjects.

A search on the British Pathé site found many clips dealing with civil rights and related material which relate to material held at the Film & Media Archive.

Some of the clips available are footage of Martin Luther King visiting Holland, and footage of civil rights marchers in Jackson, Mississippi, marching in support of James Meredith, the first African American to register at the University of Mississippi.

There are many more clips on this topic and this will be a great resource to explore.

The entire archive is available to view online for free via the British Pathé YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe) and website (www.britishpathe.com).

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