School board member in LIttle Rock Arkansas responds to reporter's questions about racial segregation, civil rights, and the strife that occurred in 1957 surrounding the "Little Rock Nine" and integration of Little Rock Central High school in Little Rock,Arkansas. He speaks on the effects of the racial segregation and attendant discord and strife on industrial and commercial development of the city of Little Rock, Arkansas.
Interview with Ernest Green (one of the Little Rock Nine) who attended Little Rock Central High school in Arkansas during its integration in the civil rights movement. Interviewer questions Daisy Bates, adviser to the Little Rock Nine, and holds her book titled 'The Long Shadow of Little Rock'. She shows a rock that came through her window during the integration crisi period, and speaks about the rights of negroes.
Turn of the Century immigrants to the United States pose aboard ship. Some wear fez hats. View of clothing industry workers at sewing machines. Picture of Sidney Hillman and his wife, circa 1910. Older garment worker cutting cloth. Clothing workers punching a time clock. Men operating sewing machines. A cutter marking cloth from a pattern. A man sewing button holes on clothing. Old pictures of earlier garment workers. More modern view of unionized clothing workers at sewing machines. A cutter using a machine to cut multiple layers of fabric. Supervisors discussing a sample of sewn product. numerous views of men and women sewing garments. Flashback to earlier times of workers marching to demand a union contract. Union member distributing literature at a factory gate. Small group of union picketers on sidewalk. Union leader speaking to group of women workers in Southern town. Union organizer with bloodied head, smoking cigarette. Striking Workers (mostly women) standing in group outside employment office of Tuf-Nut Garment Manufacturing Company in Little Rock,Arkansas. The striking women being arrested by policemen. Change of scene to closeup of Alabama State policeman smoking cigar. Civil rights marchers during demonstration in Birmingham Alabama on May 7, 1963 during the "Birmingham Campaign" or "Birmingham Movement". Fire fighters in fire engine pumper truck stops near police on street in town and sets up fire hoses to spray high powered water directly at African American civil rights marchers. Civil Rights marchers soaked by high powered water hoses. One protestor or demonstrator tries to run away from the fire hose and is grabbed by two white police men. A protestor takes cover behind a telephone poll as a firehose is directed toward him. A black man converses with two women on a snowy street. Civil Rights marchers of the negro Southern Christian Leadership Conference carrying signs during a demonstration. People fill the area around the reflecting pool by the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, August 28, 1963. A man and his daughter share time together on a snowy day. Children sledding in the snow. People ice skating on lake in Central Park, New York City. Closing views of early immigrants to the U.S.A.
Shows a Greyhound bus traveling to Little Rock Arkansas, moving on streets in the city. Exterior view of the bus in motion as seen from another vehicle. German Press crew inside the bus, along with passengers. Point of view shots from inside the moving bus of Little Rock Arkansas area as seen through the bus window. Scenes of a gas station, used cars shop, government building. A German reporter exits from the bus in front of Central High School and mentions having been there 6 years ago during civil rights confrontations surrounding the "Little Rock Nine" in 1957, when National Guard troops were dispatched to maintain order.
Shows several newspaper headlines relating to racial segregation and desegregation in Little Rock Central High school in Little Rock, Arkansas and the civil rights movement. Elizabeth Eckford, a member of the Little Rock Nine (Negro students) speaks about the changes in Little Rock Central High school since 1957. High school girls,including an African American girl, shooting in a firing range. African American students are among those seen in Central High School lunch room. Students, including an African American, play basketball.
Shows Cheer leaders leading practice session at the Little Rock Central High school in Little Rock,Arkansas.