A large crowd gathered at the Mississippi Economic Council silver anniversary meeting in Jackson, Mississippi, held at the Coliseum. President Nixon enters the meeting auditorium with his wife Pat. Whole of the crowd in auditorium applauds. Officials greet and welcome them on stage. Mississippi Governor William L Waller gives introductory address and praises Nixon's concern for Mississippi. President Nixon listens carefully to his words and shakes hands with him as he finishes his speech. Other officials attending included Senator Jim Eastland, Senator John Stennis, and Mississippi congressmen.
American Civil Rights Movement figure James Meredith resumes his 'March Against Fear' through Mississippi. He begins his march from the spot where he was shot a year earlier. Meredith marches ahead with his supporters and the press. Ray Rickman, who would go on to become deputy Secretary of State for Rhode Island, is seen walking behind Meredith. Men seated on a car watch the group march. Negro men and women outside a building. He urges the Negroes to vote in the upcoming Gubernatorial election.
Clip opens with ground level views of a suburban American neighborhood with homes along neighborhood streets. That scene is then contrasted with poor conditions of slum in the United States. A car being parked in front of a house. A Negro child sits near water collected outside a slum. A man standing in a slum. A child plays with a puppy. Three children walking. Some children stands outside slum. Drainage water in front of a slum. A poorly formed hut. Poor conditions of slum area near the Gulf coast of Mississippi. Houses under the Forest heights pilot project that provides 200 low income families with government sponsored public houses. Final scene is aerial view of a suburb area in the United States showing many new suburban homes that have been built.
Construction and allotment of houses under the Forest Heights Project of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in Mississippi, United States. The earth movers clear the land for the houses to be constructed. The officials discussing the Site Development Phase. Two workers working. A surveyor at work with a leveling instrument. Carpenters and workers construct a house. A tractor clearing land. A man and a woman enters Thiokol Chemical Corporation premises. Thiokol designs and constructs home management and maintenance training program for participating families. The officials are receiving and verifying the qualification of the home buyers. An official passes on the list to the program director who certifies whether an applicant is eligible or not. The list is then passed to the Community Participation Committee made of members of the National Council of Negro Women and the Civic Action Committee. Members of Community Participation Committee have meeting. The recommendations are now forwarded to the Local Housing Authority for the final approval. The approved families are being given pre-occupancy training. The instructor distributes some pamphlets to the candidates. A lady demonstrates the operation and use of a home appliance. A lady addresses the candidates. A house in the background.
General of Army, Douglas MacArthur, speaking on the steps of the Mississippi State Legislature, addresses a joint assembly of the Mississippi State Legislature, and citizens, in Jackson, Mississippi. MacArthur emphasizes that charity begins at home. He questions the merits of America spending billions to fight communism abroad. Further, he questions the commitment of European nations to fight against communism. He notes that the U.S.A. had spiritual leadership of the world, backed by the greatest military power in history, at the end of World War 2. But he claims the U.S. dissipated that power, by betraying Nationalist China; and permitting the Soviet Union to expand into Eastern European countries; while American disarmed and demobilized.
A large crowd gathered at the Mississippi Economic Council silver anniversary meeting in Jackson, Mississippi. A large number of people gathered outside the auditorium to welcome President Nixon. Two news anchors from their desk watch the proceedings. Spectators applaud for President Nixon as he enters the auditorium. Mississippi elected officials on the stage greet and talk to each other. Officials attending included Governor William Waller, Senator Jim Eastland, Senator John Stennis, and Mississippi congressmen.