Scenes of downtown, Jackson, Ohio. View of the Jackson County Courthouse on Broadway Street, completed in 1858. The Globe Iron and Furnace Company works with steam rising from it. View from moving railroad car of the Detroit Toledo & Ironton line, as it passes by wooden buildings and the Jackson train station. DT&I steam locomotive and coal car parked under water tower. Operator lowers tube into the back of coal car and services it with water. Next it is serviced with coal from a hopper.
Black men and women carry signs and demonstrate for equal rights outside a restaurant or store in the United States for civil rights. Jesse Jackson leads crowd in his "I am somebody" chant. A sign in the gathered crowd reads, "Jesse Jackson Black Jesus". Views of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28 1963, highlighting civil rights issues for African Americans. Martin Luther King marching next to a rabbi who is on crutches. Black rioters flipping over a car. A building burns during race riots. Ernest Green talks to others at the headquarters for the Apprenticeship Program of the Workers Defense League, funded by the A. Philip Randolph Education Fund. A white man enters a polling booth. White and black people at a polling place. Narrator says that negro voting is increasing in America. Images of of Mayor Carl Stokes,a black political leader in Cleveland, Ohio; Jesse Jackson, Preacher; and Ernest Green (Ernie Green), Youth Organizer and Executive. View of grounds of the Washington and Lincoln Memorial teeming with protestors against inequality and segregation during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. View of United States Supreme Court building and point of view shot as camera approaches interior chamber of the Supreme Court. Black students outside a school. Exterior view of John Philip Sousa Junior High School in Washington DC shows integrated student body. View of white students demonstrating against integration at Little Rock. Interior view of integrated elementary school classroom with both white and black children. Curb side sit-in demonstration in a southern city. Picketing demonstrators outside the S&W Cafeteria hold signs that read, "Christian Morality Condemns Segregation" and "All Men are Created Equal." Demonstrators at the lunch counter of the S&W Cafeteria are served a meal by the waitress. View of a swimming pool that has been closed by a municipality rather than allow integration.
The city of New Orleans in the United States. Jackson Square with the Saint Louis Cathedral and other old buildings in the background. The house of Jean Lafitte, a pirate. A sign outside the house reads 'Absinthe'. A statue of Andrew Jackson. An old house.
Life in the town of Madison, Indiana, on the banks of the Ohio River, in the United States. Scenes in and around the town: Steel highway bridge across river; the town on hillside across the river; Church steeples protruding above tree tops in view from above; tree lined and shaded sidewalk; a tower with ramparts; italian-medieval style tower; gothic doorway on a church; slate rooftops with chimneys protruding and towers and cupola building top visible; Greek-inspired column ; a renaissance-style fountain with statuary. A fraternal building with ramparts; the fire department building with Italian-style tower; Roman columns on the Jackson safe deposit and trust Company building. Children play in the fountain. A Stern-wheeler Riverboat plying the river with dense black smoke streaming from its twin stacks. Men from Greece, Ireland, Germany and other parts of the world have settled in Madison. They include a confectioner, a county agent and others. A man works on a typewriter in an office. He attends a telephone call. A man and a woman chat and have drinks at a restaurant. A family eats at a dining table. Farming activities: Farms and houses. A farmer plucks grapes from grapevines. A woman brings eggs from a hen house. A farmer loads baskets and milk containers on a truck. Marketing activities: An open market is set up around a court house. A merchant sells his products to customers. View of the main street. Buildings seen on either side of the street. Mountains in the background. Recreation activities: Citizens bowl in a club. They drink at a bar and play pool and checkers. They dance and watch a movie. Customers get refreshed at a corner drug store. Students play instruments during a school concert. View of churches. Parishioners enter a church gate. They worship and pray. A man holds a fishing rod. He walks towards a lake.
Brigadier General Billy Mitchell taxis in a Boeing Model 15 ( or a Curtis P-1Hawk) airplane, after landing at an airfield. . Battle ships underway at sea. Mitchell organizes 1st provisional Air Brigade for bombing demonstration against battleship target.. Crews and airplanes train and prepare at Langley Field, Virginia. Soldiers load bombs under plane wings. Planes take off to bomb the obsolete U.S. battleship USS Alabama. View from airplane in flight as it drops phosphorus bomb on the Alabama. View from water as bomb strikes with huge explosion. Armorers prepare heavier bombs for the next demonstration. Planes take off and bomb the USS Alabama again. General Mitchell crouched down beside a bomb loaded on an airplane for new tests in 1923. General Pershing, Admiral Shoemaker, Assistant Secretary of War, Davis, and General Patrick on deck of the Ship, USS St. Mihiel (AP-32) to observe the tests. Views of planes dropping bombs on Battleship USS Virginia and the ship rolling over and sinking. Large formations of 1920s era Air Service aircraft in flight.
Various events captured by newsreel cameramen. City of Berkeley, California, burning, in 1923. Furniture on side of road. Some people scramble to save possessions in path of advancing fire. Others watch helplessly. Crowd mills around. View of burning buildings from roof top. Wrecked building.
Burning multistory buildings in a city. One collapses.
Arctic explorers' ship navigates between icebergs.