A political broadcast, based on the first civil right of every American citizen that is to be free from domestic violence, in the United States prior to the 1968 Presidential Election. Still images show Democratic presidential nominee Hubert Humphrey at the party's convention in Chicago, Illinois. Riots in the United States following assassinations of prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Senator from New York Robert F. Kennedy, in 1968. U.S. soldiers battling the enemy in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. A picture depicting poverty shows a poor family.
Cuban freedom fighters in exile in the U.S. and Mexico. New York encircled on the U.S. map. The freedom fighters' leaflets holds up a baseball game at the Yankee Stadium in New York. Players on a baseball field. Miami encircled on the U.S. map. Castro raises funds for the revolution in Miami. Police and officials inspect arms confiscated from the revolutionaries. Mexico City and Quintana encircled on a map. A huge war chest is raised in Mexico City. Castro buys arms and a 58 foot yacht equipped to carry fourteen people in Quintana. Ammunition dumped into a carton. Aerial view of an island. Wheel house on Castro's boat that goes aground Officers and men on the boat. The radio operator sends a message dictated by an officer. Soldiers load ammunition, stand guard, and enter the gates. Some of Castro's men escape to the Sierra Maestra Mountains. A woman lays flowers on a revolutionists' grave, killed during the ambush by Batista's men. Men with load on horses. They cross a stream. A man with a machine gun. Soldiers advance in the jungle, talk to civilians and rest. Soldiers eat fruits, including girls who have joined Castro's movement. Fidel Castro seated in a chair while a man trims his hair. Soldiers shoot at a plane in the sky. A soldier loads his rifle. A woman stitches a shirt with the name 'JULIO' on it. A woman dries clothes on a clothes line.
Democratic National Convention of 1968 held at International Amphitheater in Chicago, Illinois United States. Keynote speaker at the meeting, Daniel Ken Inouye, Senator from Hawaii, delivers his address. Democratic representatives from all States at the convention. Placards displayed for seating arrangements of Democrats from different States. Senator Inouye urges delegates to listen to the concerns and protests of youth demonstrators. He points out that it is a worldwide phenomenon, and not just demonstrations affiliated with the Vietnam War. Senator Inouye says, "The marching feet of youth have led us into a new era of politics, and we can never turn back."
From production "April Aftermath", showing mourning and grief throughout the United States after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968.
The flag of the United States is lowered at half mast. People listen to President Johnson's speech about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. (a leader in the American Civil Rights Movement) as broadcast on national television. Families are seen at home gathered around the television to watch the speech. President Lyndon B. Johnson delivers a speech. The Seal of the President of the United States on a dais. President Johnson declares April 7 as a national day of mourning for the civil rights leader. Mourning ceremonies are conducted in all churches and pilgrims of the United States. Television broadcast the faces of leaders and the news about the assassination and people expressing grief. A large crowd of civilians gather at a condolence meet. People in a line enter a building to express their grief. They come outside the building. A large crowd of civilians gather and attend the condolence ceremony. They express grief.
Alliance of Progress initiated by U.S. President John F. Kennedy to establish economic cooperation between North and South America. The exhibition of the program is inaugurated in Mexico City. Aerial view of the historical monuments in Mexico city. Aerial view of the Opera House, Torre Latinoamericana, Angel of Independence and other landmarks in the City. Traffic on streets. People crowd outside the exhibition hall. A poster of U.S. President John F. Kennedy at the entrance. President of Mexico Adolfo Lopez Mateos inaugurates the exhibition. Other dignitaries stand in the background. People stand in front of the Kennedy's poster. 'USA' hanged in between two poles. The dignitaries standing in front of the poster. A flag of Mexico flutters in the breeze. People inside the exhibition hall. A sign reads 'Alliance for Progress'. The poster of the President of Mexico Adolfo Lopez Mateos, U.S. President and other people the visitors look at the posters that are exhibited. The visitors looking at the posters. A model of an aircraft. Two women explaining to the visitors. A sign reads 'Visit United States'. People look at the U.S. from a screen. Two women distribute pamphlets. They promote tourism. A dignitary inaugurates the tourism department. People crowd outside the U.S. tourism department. A dignitary looks into a paper and speaks. A wall map in the background. The dignitary speaking and people listen to him. Posters on a revolving structure depicting the places that can be visited in the United Sates. Mexico President with other dignitaries look at the exhibition. The visitors visitors in the hall look at several things displayed.
The Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon in Virginia, United States. Footsteps echo in Pentagon hall as camera moves along corridor toward the Hall of Heroes. John Charles Daly stands next to a giant replica of the U.S. Medal of Honor and speaks about medal recipients. He steps in front of a display listing names of Medal of Honor recipients and explains the medal's significance. Scene shifts back in time , to May, 1968 when President Lyndon Baines Johnson is seen speaking at the dedication of the Hall of Heroes, where he confers the Medal on recipients from each of the four military services. He calls out the names of : Charles C. Hagemeister (Army); James E. Williams (Navy); Gerald O. Young (Air Force) and Richard A. Pittman (Marine Corps). President Johnson says their names will be placed with others in the new Hall of Heroes. The President places the medals around the necks of the respective recipients as citations accompanying their awards are read. Next, Mr. Daly is seen again in front of the list of recipients. He notes that these four new additions brought the total of names to 3,210.