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"American Shoeshine" is a 1975 American short documentary film directed by Sparky Greene. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.
- country: United States of America
- language: English Language
- producer: Sparky Greene
- genre: Documentary film
- released in (39 years ago)
- award: - Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject nomination for Sparky Greene
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by Cary D. Wintz, Paul Finkelman
It came tonational prominence in June 1921, when about 500of its members— armed with shotguns— surroundedajail inTulsa,Oklahoma, to protect Dick Rowland, an African American shoeshine boy who had beenaccusedof assaulting a white woman. In response, white mobs raidedgunstores, randomly attacked African Americans, andeventually burned and looted theblack section of Tulsa.ABB was widely blamed for thisracialviolence,but Briggs defendedhis organization's actions ...
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