UC Berkeley Library

You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.

Using the Library during COVID-19

During the pandemic, many of our services are being offered in new ways. To find the latest information on course reserves, book returns, 24/7 online help, and more, visit our COVID-19 portal, which provides more up-to-date information than the text below.

Black Shadows on a Silver Screen.

A tribute to the Black film industry which co-existed with the Hollywood motion picture industry from 1915 to 1950. Includes segments from such rare films as By Right of Birth (1917), Body and Soul (1925), and Siren of the Tropics (1932). Features performances by Paul Robeson, Cab Calloway, Ethel Waters, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong and others. 52 min.