James Braddock punches a punching bag. Joe Louis practices for the championship match against Braddock. Max Schmeling arrives at Boxing Commission in New York. He enters building while crowd cheers. Schmeling stripped to waist stands on weighing scale. Tickets for boxing bout sold at counters. Men buy tickets. Overhead sign reads 'Advance Sale Reserved Seats'. Names of Braddock and Schmeling on tickets (the bout did not occur). Man eats banana in empty stands of a stadium. Traffic on road outside Comiskey Park in Chicago before Louis versus Braddock boxing match. Crowd lined up. Joe Louis during a boxing bout . Crowd of fans in Harlem cheering and celebrating on receiving news that Joe Louis, also known as the "Brown Bomber," had defeated Braddock as the first African American to regain the title since Jack Johnson. From a June 1962 newsreel depicting events 25 years earlier.
International Track and Field event in Chicago, Illinois. A large crowd of spectators gathered for the International Track and Field event between the USA and Poland. A 110 meter hurdle race. American athletes Hayes Jones and Jerry Tarr participate. Spectators cheer the players. The 200 meter race begins. American athlete Al Oerter sets a new world record in discus throw.
Eleanor Roosevelt championing Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson II, as Democratic candidate for President, in 1960, in spite of two prior defeats at the polls. She is seen at an intimate gathering speaking with Stevenson and others. After Stevenson fails to gain the nomination, she supports the Democratic candidate, John F. Kennedy (JFK), with whom she is seen. In another scene, Mrs. Roosevelt stands with Kennedy, and Theodore Sorenson, his advisor and speechwriter. She sits with JFK as his political advisers stand behind them. October 31, 1962, Adlai Stevenson is seen informing the public that Mrs. Roosevelt is gravely ill. She dies on November 7, 1962. On November 10th 1962, mourners, including: Laura Delano, Nelson Rockefeller, Adlai Stevenson, former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ralph Bunche,Theodore Sorenson, and Robert Wagner are seen walking across a snowy churchyard in Hyde Park,at her funeral. They are followed by Former President, Harry Truman, with wife, Bess and daughter, Margaret. A moment later, President John F. Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy arrive, accompanied by Secret Service Agents. A NY State Trooper salutes as they walk past to enter the chapel. Mourners gather around the bier as clergy officiate for the burial at Springwood, in Hyde Park. Closeup shows President Kennedy, Vice-President Lyndon Johnson, and former President Truman standing together. The eulogy by Adlai Stevenson is heard as a montage of Eleanor Roosevelt images is seen. On April 23, 1963, signs Congressional Act, chartering the Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Foundation. He speaks about it outside the White House.
A football game at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. Green Bay Packers against the college all stars in a football game as crowds cheer their favorites. Both teams battle it out to win the game. Packers defeat all stars 42-20.
First Chinese refugees arrive in Chicago, Illinois. The Eng family arrives under emergency immigration laws to allow the refugees to enter the country and find asylum from Communist overlords. Chinese refugees get off an airplane. They meet their family. They enter a building. Food on a table. The family seated at the table eats the food.
Buildings, bridges and monuments of historical importance in Chicago, Illinois. View of bridges over the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, Illinois. In the Wacker historic district, close-up view of the Heald Square Monument featuring George Washington, Robert Morris, and Haym Salomon. Lion sculpture and entrance area of the Art Institute of Chicago. Tourists viewing displays and artwork inside the Art Institute. Exterior view of the Museum of Science and Industry. People entering the museum. A woman with her woman in a stroller or pram, drags the stroller backwards up the steps of the museum.