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BAIT-CAL Media Archives

BAIT-CAL's comprehensive media archive offers you an extensive collection of stock footage centering on the African-American Experience. We hold a wide-ranging library of data-based, copyright cleared and digitial archival footage.
Muhammad Ali interview - 1975


Since 1972, our company has been an important part of documenting African-American life and culture. Our library features exclusive interviews, speeches and stock images from key figures in American history. 

Our extensive media resource Library and Database is home to a treasure chest of rare footage and digital images from the mid- 20th Century to present.

BAIT-CAL's comprehensive media archive offers you an extensive collection of stock footage centering on the African-American Experience. 

Rosa Parks interview - 1984


We hold a wide-ranging library of data-based, copyright cleared and digitial archival footage. Our media archive includes exclusive interviews with Muhammad Ali, Jesse Jackson, Rosa Parks, Eddie Murphy, Louis Farrakhan, Quincy Jones, Dick Gregory, Imam W. Deen Mohammed, Aaron Spelling, Benjamin Hooks, Tom Bradley and more.

Our special collections libraries consist of all genres of footage and photos including  Historic, Religious, Politics, Entertainment, Sports and others.

Our music collection covers American popular music, including urban contemporary and the Hip-Hop Generation, including classic footage and interviews with of  Snoop Dogg, Nelly, Rick James, Bootsy Collins, Macy Gray, Bobby Brown, Nancy Wilson, Teena Marie and many more.


Our library also features the world's largest collection of American Muslim stock footage. Spanning nearly 45 years, BAIT-CAL has extensively documented the evolution of Islam in America.


If you're looking for footage that reflects the African-American experience, you've come to the right place.

The BAIT-CAL Stock Footage and Digital Media Library is a national treasure of 20th century African-American history. It hosts archival footage of historically important figures and social events from American history. The entire media collection is databased, copyright cleared and available for immediate licensing. 


We provides licensing to clients purchasing stock footage and images for every type of production budget imaginable... all available through our one of our simple licensing plans. Let us assist you with your image licensing needs. 


If African-American stock footage is what you need, put our library to work for you. Most footage can be delivered overnight or IMMEDIATELY through our ONLINE service features.


LICENSING


Footage provided by BAIT-CAL is not sold but, instead, licensed. This means we provide clients with the necessary rights to use our footage in a particular production only. The licensed material may not be sold, rented or re-used in any production other than that specified in the license agreement. Historic Films must be contacted if additional rights are required. 


POLICIES


License agreements provided by BAIT-CAL provide clearance for the motion picture copyright only. In some cases, additional rights may be neccessary (i.e. music publishing and image & likeness). All third party rights are expressly the responsibility of the licensee to obtain. 


DISCLAIMER


The footage presented in this database is copyright-owned or copyright-represented by BAIT-CAL except for footage that is provided access-only. PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS are provided on an access-only basis with no rights given or implied. Licensee must secure any and all clearances with copyright holder(s) prior to usage.

FOOTAGE REQUEST


Let us help you find the precise clips you need from our digital image and video archive. Send us your footage request and our research staff will complete a stock image search for you. We will send you, usually within 24 hours, a list of matches from our extensive stock footage library.