Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist (2000)

A documentary look at the confluence of the Red scare, McCarthyism, and blacklists with the post-war activism by African Americans seeking more and better roles on radio, television, and stage. It begins in Harlem, measures the impact of Paul Robeson and the campaign to bring him down, looks at the role of HUAC, J. Edgar Hoover and of journalists such as Ed Sullivan, and ends with a tribute to Canada Lee. Throughout are interviews with men and women who were there, including Dick Campbell of the Rose McLendon Players and Fredrick O'Neal of the American Negro Theatre. In the 1940s and 1950s, anti-Communism was one more tool to maintain Jim Crow and to keep down African-Americans.

Release Date: 2000-01-01
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  • Language: en
  • Runtime: 54
  • Budget: $1,000,000
  • Revenue: $100,000
Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freema...
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Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitie...
Reverend Msimangu (archive footage)
Rosetta LeNoire
Rosetta LeNoi...
Herself
Frederick O'Neal
Frederick O'N...
Himself
Ossie Davis
Ossie Davis
Himself
Paul Robeson
Paul Robeson
Himself (Archival Footage)
Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robins...
Himself (Archival Footage)
Hazel Scott
Hazel Scott
Herself (Archival Footage)
Canada Lee
Canada Lee
Stephen Kumalo (archive footage)
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