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United States Coast Guard work during natural calamities in United States including 1927 Mississippi River flood.

Role of United States Coast Guard in natural disaster response. Clip focuses on response in 1927 Mississippi River flood. Opens with scenes of a destructive hurricane hitting Florida coast in United States and strong winds blowing. Coast Guard provides relief to the victims. Wreckage from hurricane. Brief scene from San Francisco earthquake. Then scenes from the flood of the Mississippi River in 1927. Swollen Mississippi River flowing at great speed. Coast Guard uses boats to rescue people from the flooded area. People gathered atop the levees awaiting help. Coast Guard lifting citizens from atop levees, into boats. A house floating in the flood waters. A boat filled with livestock as Coast Guard rescues them. A man being rescued from top of a floating house. Film produced in 1935.

Date: 1927
Duration: 1 min 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. President N6ixon during his speech at Mississippi Economic Council meeting at Jackson, Mississippi

A large crowd gathered to welcome U.S. President Nixon at the Mississippi Economic Council silver anniversary meeting in Jackson, Mississippi, held in the Coliseum. President Nixon from speaker's podium addresses the Economic Council. Nixon presents his vision of Mississippi in the future. He mentions effects of Korean War, Vietnam War and economic crises. The spectators applaud as Nixon expresses hope for a bright future for the United States of America. Officials attending included Governor William Waller, Senator Jim Eastland, Senator John Stennis, and Mississippi congressmen.

Date: 1974, May
Duration: 2 min 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. President Nixon speaks about economic growth and inflation at Mississippi Economic Council meeting, Jackson, Mississippi

U.S. President Nixon addresses the Mississippi Economic Council silver anniversary meeting in Jackson, Mississippi. President Nixon from speaker's podium in the Coliseum speaks about economic growth of United States. He compares United States economy with other nations like Italy, Great Britain, Germany, France and Soviet Union. He details problems of economy like inflation and energy crisis. He insists on sound government policies and more production to control inflation. Spectators listen to him carefully and applaud his remarks. Officials attending included Governor William Waller, Senator Jim Eastland, Senator John Stennis, and Mississippi congressmen.

Date: 1974, May
Duration: 9 min 57 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Nisei, the second generation Japanese in US, in the 442nd RCT of U.S. Army train for combat operation at Camp Shelby, Mississippi

Relocation of Japanese ancestry people, in United States due to security reasons, during World War II. Nisei, the Japanese of second generation in United States, in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team of the U.S. Army. Troops march, undergo physical training. Troops trained for a combat operation. Soldiers practice firing with artillery and mortar launcher. Soldiers run through an obstacle course at Camp Shelby in Mississippi Troops of armed Nisei soldiers pass by the U.S. national flag.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 19 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Japanese-American recruits in U.S. Army train on obstacle course and attend prayers on Sundays at Camp Shelby in Mississippi.

Japanese-American recruits in the United States Army, under training at Camp Shelby in Mississippi, United States. Nisei soldiers fire machine guns from a trench. They train on obstacle course. Soldiers crawl in a tunnel, jump a ridge, climb eight foot wall, crawl in bog. Marching practice by the troops. Buglers give a church call on Sundays. Prayers by soldiers and priests. Marching troops of soldiers salute U.S. national flag. (World War II period).

Date: 1944, February 16
Duration: 3 min 25 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Dixie Democrats held convention to revolt against the civil rights plank of the Truman-Barkley ticket in Birmingham, Alabama.

Dixiecrat democrats of the States' Rights Democratic Party at convention in Birmingham Alabama (after rejecting civil rights in platform of the 1948 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Pennsylvania). People in favor of continued racial segregation enter the building of 'State Rights Democrat' along with flag of United States to revolt against the civil rights plank of the Truman-Barkley ticket. William Henry Davis "Alfalfa Bill" Murray, a vocal proponent of racial segregation, is seen and flags behind him include a confederate flag. Dixie Democrats (The States' Rights Democratic Party) hold their own convention. Banners of states of Alabama and Mississippi in convention hall, with representatives who abandoned the democratic convention at Philadelphia. Fielding Lewis Wright, Democratic politician, and Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi, stands among Democrats. Governor James Strom Thurmond of South Carolina speaks and denounces efforts by the federal government and says that the country is on the path of being a totalitarian state. Strom Thurmond gets the State's Rights Party nomination for President of the United States.

Date: 1948, July 19
Duration: 1 min 41 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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