A high school football game in Atmore, Alabama. A girl named Laverne Wise gets her hair combed and puts on lipstick. Wise seated with a high school football players as the coach talks to them. Cheerleaders leading cheer at sidelines. A team wins the game 41-0. Laverne Wise seated on the team bench, is called onto the field to kick for extra point, following a touchdown. Teammate holds the football as Laverne Wise successfully makes the kick.
Views of old Mobile Alabama downtown areas and homes during early 1940's. War industry leads to problems in Mobile, Alabama during World War II. Buildings in the city which now have been converted into homes for men war workers and women war production workers in the shipyards and factories making ships and airplanes, tanks, guns and other war material. A building converted into a dormitory for women. Men outside a building with a sign that reads ' Room board '. Girls in a room. A garage that has been converted into a boarding facility for women war workers. A tent area with a large number of migrant worker families living in it. Children play outside the tents. A woman washes clothes. A man cooks. A woman stands next to a cow and a man sits with his dog outside a shanty house. Negro families outside their shanty houses in slum areas of Mobile. People at the office of the National Housing Agency. A sign reads ' Mobile housing board'. People at the office of the housing board.
Life of Negro townsmen in Calhoun, Alabama. A small Negro boy wearing hat and coat smiles and pose in Calhoun, Alabama. A tree in the background.
Life of Negro townsmen in Calhoun, Alabama. Four Negro boys pose in Calhoun, Alabama. One of them sits on a toy cart. Two Negro boys sit on toy carts pushed by three others. The boys run, pushing the carts along the village road.
The U.S. Capitol dome at night. Montage of U.S. Declaration of Independence with view of U.S. founding fathers. Depiction of 17th century immigrants arriving in the U.S. Group of men marching while carrying a "Don't Tread on Me" Gadsden flag. Depiction of Betsy Ross with U.S.A. flag. A covered wagon at sunset. 18th century men cutting down trees. 18th century men building a log cabin. Settlers arrive to the remains of their burned out cabin. A stage coach on the U.S. prairie. A covered wagon in the midwest. A stage coach traveling through grass lands. 18th century depiction of a western town in the U.S.A. A white man and a native american man driving the last spike to complete a railroad as the steam locomotive starts. An 18th century steam locomotive passes by. External view of 1940s factory. Inside 1940s factory men are building engines. Wide shot of workers entering factory. New York street scene. Los Angeles street scene. A rancher mends a barbed wire fence. Cowboys-ranchers on their horses. Fisherman pulling in nets on shore. Tobacco farming. Leather worker. Shirtless worker wielding a pick axe. Plant worker turning a large valve. A woman painter with a maritime village scene...perhaps Provincetown. A woman scientist in a laboratory. A 1940s family at the dinner table. Farm laborers harvesting melons. Man drives a tractor with woman riding behind him.
U.S. President John F. Kennedy's speech regarding racism and racial tensions in Alabama, delivered from Washington DC, the White House. United States President Kennedy seated at a desk and speaks over a microphone. The President speaks about racial discrimination against blacks in the United States. He talks about the University of Alabama not giving admission to two clearly qualified young Alabama residents who happened to have been born Negroes, due to segregation and discrimination practices. View of people crowded outside the University of Alabama. Men take pictures as officials escort entering students Vivian Malone and James Hood into the University. The President says that the nation is founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. President Kennedy says that it is right for American consumers of any color to receive equal service in places of public accommodation, to register and to vote in a free election without interference or fear of reprisal. Additional views of Vivian Malone and James Hood walking with crowds and also unaccompanied on the University of Alabama campus. A policeman rides a motorcycle on a road at the University. President Kennedy talks about respecting negro citizens and importance of civil rights and equality. The President says that no city or State or legislative body can prudently choose to ignore the rights of any of its citizens. Press record his speech and take pictures.