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Summer work camps in Flint, Michigan, coordinated by the American Friends Service Committee (Quakers)

Summer work camps in Flint, Michigan organized by the American Friends Service Committee (Quakers). College student volunteers clean in Oak Knoll Park. Two men dig around a tree and uproot it. Man chopping a tree with an axe. Two men reaping tall grass with a scythe. Men uproot and dig out stumps, and carry cut trees and branches to a pile. Black smoke rises from a heap of burning brush. Children play in the park, coordinated by American Friends Service Committee members in Community Planning and City Planning roles. Families with boys and girls attend United Auto Workers (UAW) picnic.

Date: 1938
Duration: 3 min 33 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Auto workers union sit-down strike at the General Motors Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan, 1937

Union workers gathered in Flint Michigan, 1937, with a sign reading: "We've just begun to fight!" View of an Army truck, with a uniformed National Guardsman atop, manning a Browning M1917 machine gun mounted on a tripod. It drives past the Fisher Body factory, where striking workers, who have occupied the plant are seen looking out the windows. View from factory of National Guardsmen setting up machine guns outside. View from behind two Guardsmen, in battle gear, directing a machine gun from a high point along the factory roadway. Closeup of a machine gun crew setting up. Camera view looking directly into muzzle of the machine gun. Women and children watching the troops. Crowd of supporters waving at the strikers. Several women pass a basket of food to the strikers through a window. Strikers receiving cigarettes and one talking with his wife through a window. A striker lowers his child back down to his wife, after a visit with Daddy. Union workers marching along street, carry a banner of the new local 236 of the UAW (CIO) established on March 3, 1937, for workers at the L. A. Young Spring and Wire Corporation. Former sit-in strikers at the Fisher Body plant are seen outside,with family and friends, celebrating a contract after the 44-day ordeal. A crowd with banner reading: "GM Today, Ford Tomorrow." Several views of union workers from different industries, marching. In one, workers carry a coffin labeled "The Open Shop." Workers walking and waving in front of Chrysler's Desoto plant on Jefferson Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. More views of C.I.O. union workers in gatherings.

Date: 1937
Duration: 1 min 49 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Striking workers at Fisher Body plant in Flint in Michigan overturn a police car.

Strikers clash with police in auto plant riot in Flint in Michigan. A crowd of striking workers at Fisher Body plant. A police car overturned by striking workers when police forcefully tried to eject them, out of the plant. Police use tear gas. Striking workers look from within.

Date: 1937, January 13
Duration: 33 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Workers of General Motors on strike in Flint, Michigan

Workers of General Motors on strike in Flint, Michigan. The workers sit idle. Workers indulge in activities like reading newspapers, exercising and sleeping. Interiors of the General Motors plant. No workers work in the plant.

Date: 1937, January 11
Duration: 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States Ship City of Flint is set free by the Nazis and arrives in Baltimore, Maryland.

USS City of Flint in Baltimore, Maryland. City of Flint written on the ship (and home port of Philadelphia Pennsylvania written below it). Captain on ship deck. Crew members on the deck. Woman waving. USS City Of Flint, seized by a Nazi battleship, set free in Norway, arrives at port in Baltimore Maryland.

Date: 1940, January 29
Duration: 52 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Sign for flint and flint lock in Indian sign language by General Hugh L. Scott, United States.

General Hugh L. Scott of Smithsonian Institute, seated on a chair demonstrates Indian sign language. General Scott demonstrates sign for flint and flint lock.

Date: 1931
Duration: 23 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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