First annual National Picking Jamboree underway at cotton fields in Blythe Ville, Arkansas. People stand along fields and watch the competing 132 pickers from all over the South. A small child on cloth sheet in the field picks cotton. The winner 'Harry Mason' aged 15 from Missouri awarded prize money $ 1000 by the guests.
American actress Ann Blyth comes out of the door with husband James McNulty after wedding. She waves at crowd. Ann Blyth kisses her husband.
U.S. President Richard Nixon is among the spectators (but not seen) watching a football match between Texas and Arkansas at Fayetteville in Arkansas. Cheerleaders and team bands of Arkansas perform half time ceremonies. Cheerleaders twirl and lead cheers as the band plays. Various musical instruments of the Arkansas team band. Excited spectators cheer and raise banners.
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.
German reporter speaks (in German) in front of the camera in Little Rock, Arkansas during Little Rock School Crisis, a watershed event in the American Civil Rights movement. Arkansas National guard troops in background. Police arrest protesters. A Negro man being arrested. Large angry crowd gathers. Governor Orval Faubus greets National Guard officers. Man carried away by police. Shows crowds in favor of integration and crowds in favor of segregation (preventing the enrollment of the "Little Rock Nine" negro students), and police and Arkansas National Guard response (under Faubus) dealing with angry crowd and preventing integration of the schools despite the National Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.
Shows a African American band playing at a night club in Little Rock,Arkansas. Couples dance to the beat of the jazz rock music. As music track continues, view changes to chamber of Arkansas Senate and swearing in of Governor Orval Faubus. View of Orval Faubus at the podium speaking in the Arkansas Senate chamber.