High rise apartment buildings of Harlem, New York City. Cars move on streets of Harlem in light snow. Slush on roads and sidewalks. 1960's automobiles and buses passing on streets. An advertisement board on a building for a hair product with message "You will love what ultra sheen does for your hair!" Image of Giants' baseball player Willie Mays on an advertisement board for Alaga Syrup, with message, "Willie Mays says: Say, hey! Love that real ribbon cane flavor." Three advertisement boards at a wall. Bus and cars at street. Sign reads "485 Lenox Avenue" (New York, New York 10030). The door of the apartment building opens. A truck passes. Multi story apartment buildings in the area. Availbility sign for Lennox Terrace apartment buildings at 470 Lenox Ave New York, New York 10030.
Milk and sandwiches distributed to Negro children at Harlem Day Camp in Harlem, New York City. The children receive food. Children enter a building named "Children Aid Society of the City of New York". The Negro boys go on scooters to Harlem Day Camp. The Harlem Boys Club building.
The paintings of African American Betty Blayton Taylor, director of the Harlem Children's Art Carnival in Harlem, New York. Betty Blayton Taylor looks at her own paintings. Betty Blayton Taylor walks by the Alamo sculpture at 8th St. and Lafayette St. in New York City. Betty Blayton Taylor walks in front of the Rockefeller Center building. Betty Blayton Taylor walks on the grounds of The Lincoln Center and at the New York City waterfront. Harlem streets scenes show Harlem children walking in the street. An African American girl walks on a sidewalk with bicyclists in Harlem. An African American boy walks by a fire engine in Harlem. An African American boy crosses a street in Harlem towards a church. Sign over door reads, "Harlem School of the Arts present The Children's Art Carnival. Created and Sponsored by the Museum of Modern Art." Betty Blayton Taylor is seen helping African American children to paint, sculpt and collage at the Children's Art Carnival. Betty Blayton Taylor is seen painting.
African American and white children swim in an integrated swimming pool in the United States in the 1960's. A black man beside a white man working on an integrated engine car assembly line. A black shoe shine man. A black street sweeper. Narrator indicates that negro workers are in increasingly skilled jobs and supervisory positions. A black draftsman in an officer environment. A black bank manager gives an application to a black woman. Huey Newton leads the Black Panthers in a protest. Stills portray trade and transport of Negro slaves. Stills show the Civil War in the United States, and aftermath of war showing blacks voting and as politicians during reconstruction. Footage of Negroes working in cotton fields picking cotton, including boy and girl child laborers picking cotton. Footage of a Rust Cotton Picker machine in operation as negro workers watch. American troops, including negro soldiers of the U.S. Army 369th Infantry "Harlem Hellfighters", marching in victory parade in the United States after returning from World War 1. View of segregated negro soldiers in the parade in New York City cheered by parade goers. Brief scene with Henry Johnson on the side of the parade route being congratulated by civilians. (Johnson and Needham Roberts received the Croix de Guerre for exceptional heroism). Black and white workers entering or exiting a factory during World War 2. Black American troops and Tuskegee Airmen pilots in segregated units during World War 2. The Tuskegee pilots in uniform gathered together during a briefing on an airfield. View of U.S. military forces comprised of white and black personnel, integrated beginning in 1947. A white officer gives binoculars to a black soldiers.
The Negro children at a camp in Harlem, New York, United States. Children's Aid Society of the city of New York and Boys Club conduct a day camp in Harlem, New York. Children seated on a ground. Councilors give milk and sandwiches to the children. The children have their food. seated on the ground. The children enter a building. Buildings along the sides of a street. Other children on scooters, playing on the street. A sign on a building reads: 'Children's Aid Society of the city of New York' and 'Harlem Boys'.
A film about life of the negro people of Harlem in New York City. Scenes of Harlem, New York City, at dusk and nighttime. Elevated train carrying passengers uptown to Harlem. Commuters coming out of subway station. Kids gathered on the sidewalk. Actor, Ossie Davis, early in his career, is seen at a lunch counter talking to another man. Couples in an upscale restaurant. Exteriors of various ball rooms. People dance, including Whitey's Lindy Hoppers and other dancers performing at the Savoy Ballroom. Couples talk. Couples in formal dress dance to smooth ballroom music. Several girls tap dancing at a cabaret as jazz musicians play instruments including saxophone and drums. A man enters a building. Aerial view of Harlem at night.