People young and old in Nashville, Tennessee gather at a train station for the arrival of the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey circus train. Scenes of children eagerly awaiting the train. The train arrives, with the circus name written on the side. A circus clown is seen. A handler helps unload an elephant as the sound of an elephant's trumpet is heard. Elephants with shiny circus harnesses and panels draped over their heads. A show host for the show "Ahora" addresses the audience in Spanish and previews the show to come, about the circus. Standard opening sequence for the series "Ahora" is shown. Name of director Roger Wilkinson is among credits.
Arrival of the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus in Nashville Tennessee. Documentary show host speaks in Spanish as he walks down a sidewalk, describing the circus. Preparations for the circus show. A train arrives carrying the circus. Elephants, clowns, circus performers, and handlers unloading equipment and animals from the train. Elephants linked trunk-to-trunk walking down the city street. Automobile traffic moves on the streets followed by elephants and horses. The elephants pass by a building with a storefront sign 'Waterloo'. Exterior and interior views of stadium or arena and preparations. Workmen setting up the circus stage inside the arena.
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.
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.
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.
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.