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Nashville Tennessee USA 1939 stock footage and images

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President of Southern States Industrial Council, Fitzgerald Hall speaks to reporters.

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,

Date: 1939, April
Duration: 3 min 50 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Debacle at Garment Workers Convention in 1914 leads to formation of Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America

United Garment workers (UGW) Union members discuss plan for 1914 convention in Nashville Tennessee. View from railroad 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. Labor 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.

Date: 1914
Duration: 3 min 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Negro students read books at a library at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Negro education at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. President Jones at a desk as he writes. He speaks about activities undertaken at the university. Students read books and magazines in a library. A boy takes out a book from a shelf and reads it. A girl keeps records in a drawer at the library.

Date: 1937
Duration: 1 min 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Negro students interact with white students at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Negro education at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. A white student in a room as a Negro and a white female student arrive. The girl lights up a cigar for the white boy. She leaves the two boys.

Date: 1937
Duration: 19 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Negro man works on a cane basket at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Negro education at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. A Negro man works on a cane basket. He points with a pen at the basket. He places the basket on a rack.

Date: 1937
Duration: 35 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Negro students pose and smile at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Negro education at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. Male and female students pose and smile. The students come out of a building and walk down the stairs. President Jones at a desk as he looks at some documents. He speaks over a phone.

Date: 1937
Duration: 2 min 35 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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