Fitzgerald Hall, President of Southern States Industrial Council at his office at Nashville, Tennessee. He speaks to reporters as they take down notes. He speaks about the NEC,
United Garment workers (UGW) Union members discuss plan for 1914 convention in Nashville Tennessee. View from locomotive traveling on a straight train track. A steam locomotive pulling a passenger train. Trainman on rail car waving a lantern. Views of the convention, October 12, 1914, in Nashville, headed by UGW President Thomas A. Rickert of Chicago. Union locals from New York, Boston, Rochester, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, were deemed in arrears on dues (although they had been on strike) and not allowed to participate. They walked out, with the Chicago delegation too. View of Telegram sent from Nashville, by the dissidents, to Sidney Hillman in New York, October, 1914, asking him to head a rival union. Photo of Hillman taking telephone call. A special convention at Webster Hall, in New York City, where dissidents join with Journeyman Tailors union and form the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, with Sidney Hillman as President. Key members of the new union are seen standing in front of a car. Sidney Hillman in his office dictating to his secretary. Copies of the new union's House organs in various languages. Amalgamated Clothing Workers holding signs in various languages. Workers pose on a truck by a sign reading:"A Fair Deal, A Chance to Live, Arbitration is all we ask." Workers in cars. Girls on roller skates wearing sashes reading: "Don't Be A Scab." A man in a barrel with sign reading: "Can't afford to wear pants. Pa works in an open shop." Women pose in sandwich boards that spell out: "Closed Shop." Philadelphia garment worker ostensibly writing letter to Sidney Hillman. Shop owners examine sewn item and shop records while man works at sewing machine.
The opening of the Grand Ole Opry house in Nashville, Tennessee. U.S. President Richard Nixon arrives with his wife at the ceremony. President unveils a plaque. American country music singer Roy Claxton Acuff addresses people present at the ceremony. He introduces the President. Nixon speaking at the microphone. He speaks about the Grand Oly Opry.
The opening of the Grand Ole Opry house in Nashville, Tennessee. U.S. President Richard Nixon present with his wife at the ceremony. Nixon addresses the people. He talks about the American music. He states that the country music has a magnificent appeal all across the country. He talks about some of the Hollywood stars, singing some of the more modern music that is hard to understand. He also talks about some of the men who served the United States in Vietnam and were prisoners of war. They were being entertained at the White House. They had been in prison for more than 6 years. He further states that the American music talks about family, it talks about religion, the faith in God that is very important to the country and particularly to the family life. He says that the country music radiates a love of the Nation, patriotism. People applaud as he ends his speech.
The opening of the Grand Ole Opry house in Nashville, Tennessee. U.S. President Richard Nixon with his wife at the ceremony. American country music singer Roy Claxton Acuff gives a yo-yo to the President. He tries to use the yo-yo. People applauding. Acuff addresses the people. Acuff sings a song.
The opening of the Grand Ole Opry house in Nashville, Tennessee. U.S. President Richard Nixon with his wife at the ceremony. American country music singer Roy Claxton Acuff speaking at the microphone. He calls for the president. Nixon and his wife seated on chairs. He asks the President to take the piano. President talking to Acuff. The President plays "God Bless America" song on the piano. Men and women singing the song.