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Labor unrest involving coal miners, auto workers, and farmers, in the 1930s in the United States

Riots and strikes on streets in United States protesting low profits to farmers in the United States during the great depression. A long line of coal cars comes out of a mine with armed soldiers riding the cars. Strikebreakers enter the mine as federal soldiers stand guard. Women parade through streets. They carry signs. The signs read 'The Big Three call us Reds because we fight for bread', Opening scenes show coal being moved out of a mine in Harlan County, Kentucky. Armed Kentucky National Guard soldiers climb aboard and ride on each open car of coal. Miners who cross the picket lines to work (aka strike-breakers, or SCABS) enter the mine under National Guard protection. One miner carries a pistol, along with his lunch box. Change of scene to a street, probably in Detroit, Michingan, where several women carry signs denigrating the "Big Three" (automobile manufacturers). One sign reads: "The Big 3 call us RED Because we fight for Bread." The final sequence shows a group of men attacking a farmer's truck carrying milk cans. The attackers force the truck to the side of a country road and empty all the milk cans. A plank, filled with upwards pointing spikes, has been placed on the road to stop trucks. In a town street, A vigilante knocks a man from a vegetable truck, as it passes him. A gang of men attacking the vegetable truck are resisted by club wielding vigilantes.

Date: 1934
Duration: 58 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A large crowd and many celebrities arrive and Count Turf wins the Kentucky Derby in Kentucky, United States.

Count Turf wins the Kentucky Derby in Kentucky, United States. A large crowd of fans arrives for the Kentucky Derby. A large numbers of cars parked in the parking lot. Newspapers grabbed from a stack. Kentucky Derby pins on display for sale. A woman pins flowers on the dress of another woman. People wear fancy glasses and sun glasses. As a man smiles, his diamond studded teeth sparkle. An old men reads a newspaper. Spectators watch the derby. Celebrities include the Duke and the Dutchess of Windsor, publicist Steve Hannigan with actress Anne Sheridan, and actress Greer Garson with Senator Anderson People stand in a queue to buy tickets at a ticket window to bet on the race. Horses in the race include 'Mameluke' , 'Counterpoint', 'Fan Fair', 'Sonic', 'Ruhe', 'Battle Morn', and 'Repetoire' Racing horses at the starting gate. The race starts. The spectators watch through binoculars. Count Turf, the son of Count Fleet and the grandson of Reigh Count both of which were derby winners, wins the Kentucky Derby. View of the score board. Count Turf stands in the winner's circle wearing a garland of flowers.

Date: 1951, May 5
Duration: 3 min 42 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Racehorse Bold Venture wins the Kentucky Derby in Kentucky, United States.

Kentucky Derby in Kentucky, United States. A large crowd of spectators gather to watch the Kentucky Derby. Bidders at a bidding window. The horse race begins. The spectators cheer the horses. The racehorse Bold Venture wins the Kentucky Derby.

Date: 1961, April 23
Duration: 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Farmer cuts grass using a scythe and cradle at a field in Kentucky, United States.

Farm life in Kentucky, USA. A farmer inspects a Scythe and Cradle in his hands at a field in Kentucky, United States. The farmer cuts grass with the scythe and cradle. Other farmers make bunch of grass. Farmers have others tools in their hands like scythes and forks in their hands. A farm house in the background.

Date: 1940
Duration: 1 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Horse named Venetian May wins the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Kentucky, United States.

Venetian May wins the Kentucky Derby of horse racing. The Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Kentucky, United States. People in the stands to witness the race. The horse race in progress. Venetian May wins the derby.

Date: 1960, May
Duration: 1 min 25 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Church, home, town, and coal mining scenes, and Roscoe Holcomb singing in a poverty stricken area of Kentucky.

'The High Lonesome Sound: Kentucky Mountain Music' explores the lives of Appalachian mountain people in a depressed area of Kentucky through spiritual and folk music. Shows how the poverty-stricken people maintain their traditions and dignity through their music. An evangelical church congregation gathered by a river under railway tracks for a ceremony. Men, women and children among the crowd. The church preacher sings gospel while wading in the water. the congregation joins in. A baptism ceremony takes place as a women is immersed in the river. Sound of rail cars filled with coal moving on tracks. Coal Miners seated in mine cars at a coal mine. People sit outside a building on a street. Cars pass by. The men talk. DAISY, Kentucky: An old house amidst wooded mountains. Hens around the house. Roscoe Holcomb, an unemployed construction worker in Hazard, Kentucky, on a swing at the house. A spider in a large web at the house. Holcomb plays the banjo and sings 'Across the Rocky Mountain'. Clothes hang on the wall by a bed inside the house. A bed side table between twin beds, a lamp in the window, a banjo, wardrobe, and clothes by the window. A single stalk of corn. Clouds over the mountains. Miners at work. They carry small boxes. Coal Miners seated in a coal mine car as it enters a tunnel. Light of the car as it disappears into the tunnel.

Date: 1962
Duration: 6 min 22 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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