Excerpt from the fictional film "Birth of a Nation". A pro-Southern dramatization by actors on the effect of the Civil War and the Reconstruction. Men gather in Masters Hall in the State House of Representatives in South Carolina. Majority of negroes sit in the hall. A negro speaker speaks in the hall in front of everyone. Another negro man eats on the table. They talk amongst themselves. A man drinks. One of them puts his shoes on the table. A man puts his legs on the table. They misbehave. Speaker asks everyone to wear shoes. White visitors seen in the gallery. An intermarriage bill passed in the meeting. People talk. Negro people cheer.
Excerpt from the fictional film "Birth of a Nation". A pro-Southern dramatization by actors on the effect of the Civil War and the Reconstruction. Ku Klux Klan or KKK formation. White soldiers wear white masks and clothes on horses in South Carolina. They arrive to terrorize the Negro disturber and barn burner. The negro soldiers stand. They terrorize the negro soldiers. The negro soldiers talk to a man. White soldiers go back on their horses.
Excerpt from the fictional film "Birth of a Nation". A pro-Southern dramatization by actors on the effect of the Civil War and the Reconstruction. A man talks to a woman named "Elsie". He tells her that her brother has slain a Negro. Elsie stands with the man in front of a house. She expects her father's arrival. She sits on a chair in the house. Men and women in a house. Soldiers in a field. Other people on horse-carts leave the place. They live in a little cabin. They sit inside the cabin. They come out and discuss. The North and South enemies unite again for common defense. Negro soldiers arrive at the place with guns in their hands. They search out people.
Neighbors build a home for United States World War II hero and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Thomas Eugene Atkins, in the United States. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson presents land and the home to the war hero. Atkins, a U.S. Army Private and war hero during service in the Philippines, shakes hands with Anderson. Atkins walks with his wife into the house. An plaque on the wall of the house commemorating the gift. Atkins and his neighbors eating during a country barbecue in Campobello South Carolina near Spartanburg, South Carolina.
General Dwight D Eisenhower sitting in car, waves during his campaign in United States. Eisenhower stands on a stage at a rally in front of the South Carolina State House. Mamie Eisenhower seen at the South Carolina rally. Views from train of Green Bay Wisconsin train station as Eisenhower campaign arrives. People carry signs that read "Welcome Ike - Citizens for Eisenhower and Nixon". Adlai Stevenson greets a crowd while campaigning. President Harry S Truman with his wife on the back of a railroad car during a "whistle stop" tour of North Dakota. Native American Indian people gather. A Native American Indian chief on the railroad car with President Truman and his wife, Bess Truman.
Excerpt from the fictional film "Birth of a Nation". A pro Southern dramatization on the effect of the Civil War and the reconstruction. Prewar conditions on the Cameron estate in Piedmont, South Carolina. The members of the southern Cameron and northern Stoneman families of Washington are introduced. Men and women reading a newspaper outside a house. The newspaper headlined read: 'If the North carries the election, the South will secede'. An abolitionists meeting. They discuss about the news. The Stoneman library in Washington. Women cleaning the library. One of the woman leaves. A man enters and talks to the woman. They argue and the man leaves the room. The woman cry. Man portrayed as Leader of the Senate Charles Sumner in the library. He looks at the books kept on a table. He arrives near the woman and talks to her. A woman and a man talking amongst themselves in a room. Other man enters and talks to them.