From a short documentary film entitled, "Neptune's Realm" depicting a shellback initiation ceremony aboard the USS Indianapolis in November 1936. In this clip, slates provide background on the ceremony. Then there are scenes of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35) in New York. The ship leaves the dock with Statue of Liberty in the background. Kingfisher floatplanes visible on the ship's deck. The ship is decorated with flags, on its way to pick up President Franklin Roosevelt in South Carolina before proceeding to South America. A fleet of ships underway. Some scenes from a shellback initiation. A Polliwog looks through binoculars. Sailors dressed in costumes act during the Shellback ceremony.
Graphics showing the differences between schools of black and white people in South Carolina in USA. An amendment of U.S. Constitution stating right of equality and liberty. Differences in teachers' salary. Segregated school for black children. Girl student herself brooms the school compound. Students of a segregated school.
Disparity between White and Negro schools in South Carolina, United States. House in the background. Men stand near school bus. School bus carries Negro children. Children walk in the campus of Maryland State Normal School. Damaged bus stands. Negroes board the bus. White children stand in farmland. School bus picks up White children. Negroes walk on the road.
Scenes in historic district of Charleston, South Carolina. Two women enter a building. View of a church. Pedestrian and automobile traffic on street. Iron gate reads 'R.G. Rhett No 147', identifying the home of R. Goodwin Rhett, who held important commercial and political positions, including: President of the People's National Bank; Mayor of Charleston; and President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Two women exit through the iron gate at Rhett's home. A man is seen sitting and walking in the gardens around a house. He enters the house. Old-fashioned, leafy narrow street with two story houses. Cars in front of the houses.
Disparity between White and Negro schools in South Carolina, United States. Building and Fern Cliff school bus in the background. Children pose in front of the dilapidated school bus.
Disparity between White and Negro schools in South Carolina, United States. House in the background. Man examines the standing bus. Children pose in front of the bus. Horse cart. Vehicles stand. Wooden house and barren trees in the background.