• Short Summary

    African Americans are baptised in the waters of the Potomac River.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown. 1931?

    French title reads: "Chez Les Adventistes. Washington. 80 Catechumenes sont baptises avec le ceremonial d'usage dans les eaux du Potomac."

    Washington, United States of America.

    A group of African American women singing 'Negro Spirituals' and wearing long white gowns wade out to a raft on the Potomac River. A choir is singing and a large crowd is watching. Just in front of the raft (which is decorated with the Stars and Stripes flag) the women are given a full body baptism. One of the women goes into some kind of spiritual rapture or fit upon being baptised.

    N.B. According to the description in the book they may be members of an Adventist church.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    474.17
    Media URN:
    57893
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:41:00 / 01:52:43:00
    Canister:
    UN 65 T

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