The 'Miss America -1963' beauty contest in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Participants of the 'Miss America -1963' beauty contest pose and walk on the ramp. An audience watch the beauty contest. A panel of judges give remarks. Miss Ohio Lass, Jacquelyn Mayer receives the title of 'Miss America -1963'. Jacquelyn Mayer is crowned. Photographers take photos. On the next day, Jacquelyn Mayer smiles and waves.
A film about missile launches in the United States. The American flag at half mast. Troops assembled on a ramp and Brigadier General Harry J. Sands Jr. Vice Commander of the Air Force Missile Test Center (AFMTC) speaks at the memorial services for the late U.S. President John F. Kennedy on 25th November, 1963. The night launch of an Interplanetary Monitoring Platform (IMP) satellite, test no. 6900, using a Delta launch vehicle on 27th November, 1963. The launch of a Centaur II, test no. 5175 on 27th November, 1963. A map of Cape with new name Cape Kennedy.
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.
Scenes at Fliegerhorst Kaserne Post in Hanau showing USA, French,West German and British Air Force troops lined up on parade field. President's USA VH-3A coming in for landing. President Kennedy, General Landon and General Freeman, Commander U.S. Army in Europe walking to platform. U.S. President Kennedy takes 21 cannon salute. U.S. band in Europe playing national Anthems of four countries and military personnel saluting. President trooping line. Shows President with General Freeman and General Landon driving past camera and arriving at stand and President Kennedy reviewing troops. Scenes of president and party in open cars inspecting troops and equipment at USA Fliegerhorst Kaserne Post in Hanau. President Kennedy going to review stand, giving short address, and leaving by car with general Landon and others. Pan right across city of Wiesbaden shows St. Elizabeth's Church. 26 June 1963.
"To keep the peace" about need for peace, during Cold War. Expansive farm field of wheat waving in breeze under a sunny to partly cloudy sky in the United States. Wide shot of ocean waters and sun breaking through low clouds near dawn or dusk. President John F Kennedy delivering a speech on peace and nuclear testing, on July 2, 1963, in Naples Italy at NATO headquarters. Kennedy says, "The purpose of our military strength is peace. The purpose of our partnership is peace. So our negotiations for an end to nuclear tests and our opposition to nuclear dispersal are fully consistent with our attention to defense--these are all complementary parts of a single strategy for peace." Shortly after President Kennedy's death, President Lyndon B Johnson addresses a joint session of Congress on November 27, 1963. Shows segment of speech where President Johnson says, "We have proved that we are a good and reliable friend to those who seek peace and freedom. We have shown that we can also be a formidable foe to those who reject the path of peace and those who seek to impose upon us or our allies the yoke of tyranny."
Clip opens with footage of factory workers in an American factory in the early 1900s operating machinery or assembly operations. Next scene shows American workers demonstrating for better working conditions during a time of labor strife. Workers hold a sign that says, "8 hours rest & 8 hours sleep." Next scene shows a family bundled in warm clothing on a cold day, riding on a sled in a winter outdoor area. Their faces look desperate and they appear to be cold. Next brief scene of only a few seconds shows two different bearded Jewish men being helped down or possible pushed down from a stand or stage (the context is not clear). Next scene briefly shows a couple kissing. Next scene shows scenes from the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, in August 1963. Camera shows crowd assembled on Washington Monument grounds, and also shows marchers with signs such as "We march for higher wages" as they are seen marching in the street. Close-up views of faces of various protestors as they listen to speeches delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the event.