President Franklin D. Roosevelt, speaks at the dedication of Techwood Homes. (Techwood was a slum clearance project to build twenty-three brick and concrete buildings to house 604 families and 308 Georgia Tech students. It also included forty-two concrete buildings with 677 apartments at Atlanta University.) The President is seen delivering his dedication speech, entitled,"The Meaning of Progress," at Grant Field on the Georgia Tech campus, Atlanta, Georgia, before an audience of 50,000 people. He remembers the day, eleven years ago, in 1924, when he first came to Warm Springs, Georgia. He speaks about those days of so-called prosperity in America,when speculators profited and there was a "fools paradise before "the crash", and the citizens were left "holding the bag." He reflects on the disaster and gloom from 1929 to March 3,1933, and reminds the audience of his administrations subsequent actions to re-open closed banks and establish insurance for bank depositors. He speaks of the efforts of Government to find gainful employment for people out of work.
5 people dead and 20 hurt in head on crash of passenger trains. Wrecked train cars seen after two Central of Georgia passenger trains ran into each other near a swampland curve of Ogeechee, Georgia. The accident killed five crew members due to explosion of boilers and twenty others were hurt. Rail cars and twisted metal seen at the site of the collision. Executive cars seen on their sides, one with a large hole in the rear side. A Central of Georgia crane loads train wreckage into a waiting Central of Georgia open railroad car.
Ceremonies of 'Ku Klux Klan' in Georgia, United States. A large number of men wearing civilian dress walk in a line on an open field. The members of Ku Klux Klan (KKK) wear white robes and conical face masks. Lamps are lighted. The men dressed in white robes stand in a circle. A man stands in the center. United States flag in the center of the field. Cross sign is lighted on the ground. Ku Klux Klan members and a burning Cross.
U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt arrives at Pine Valley in Georgia, United States. The President seated in his car with his wife arrives at farms. Cattle on a farm. People cheer and greet the President. Roosevelt attends ceremonies for inauguration of the first rural settlement structures as part of government relief programs for agriculture and farming communities during the Great Depression.
Ceremonies of 'Ku Klux Klan' in Georgia, United States. Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members stand on an open field. A large number of men wearing civilian dress walk in a line on an open field. The members of Ku Klux Klan wear white robes and conical face masks. A burning Cross on the ground. The men kneel down during the ceremonies. A cross is lighted.
Workers unload goods from a ship at the Savannah harbor, Georgia, United States. Workers place resin barrels in a row. Shift to view of New York Harbor. Ship passes with Statue of Liberty in the Background.