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Washington DC USA 1960 stock footage and images

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Civil rights demonstrations, racial tensions, and school integration in America in the early 1960's.

Black men and women carry signs and demonstrate for equal rights outside a restaurant or store in the United States for civil rights. Jesse Jackson leads crowd in his "I am somebody" chant. A sign in the gathered crowd reads, "Jesse Jackson Black Jesus". Views of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28 1963, highlighting civil rights issues for African Americans. Martin Luther King marching next to a rabbi who is on crutches. Black rioters flipping over a car. A building burns during race riots. Ernest Green talks to others at the headquarters for the Apprenticeship Program of the Workers Defense League, funded by the A. Philip Randolph Education Fund. A white man enters a polling booth. White and black people at a polling place. Narrator says that negro voting is increasing in America. Images of of Mayor Carl Stokes,a black political leader in Cleveland, Ohio; Jesse Jackson, Preacher; and Ernest Green (Ernie Green), Youth Organizer and Executive. View of grounds of the Washington and Lincoln Memorial teeming with protestors against inequality and segregation during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. View of United States Supreme Court building and point of view shot as camera approaches interior chamber of the Supreme Court. Black students outside a school. Exterior view of John Philip Sousa Junior High School in Washington DC shows integrated student body. View of white students demonstrating against integration at Little Rock. Interior view of integrated elementary school classroom with both white and black children. Curb side sit-in demonstration in a southern city. Picketing demonstrators outside the S&W Cafeteria hold signs that read, "Christian Morality Condemns Segregation" and "All Men are Created Equal." Demonstrators at the lunch counter of the S&W Cafeteria are served a meal by the waitress. View of a swimming pool that has been closed by a municipality rather than allow integration.

Date: 1963
Duration: 4 min 22 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Census-1960 presented by Department of Commerce, Washington DC.

People watch results of U.S. Census,1960 presented on an electric population chart in the Department of Commerce,Washington DC, showing constant growth in population. The description about what various colors of the light stand for is given in the index, at the side of the chart. Professor Philip Hauser (Director,Population Research and Training Center, University of Chicago) makes a presentation of the census report. George Stone asks questions to him. View of men and women workers walking on a sidewalk in an urban area, bound to or from work and jobs. Construction of roads and highways shown in progress. A suburban neighborhood under construction with houses being built. In a classroom, a boy student solves a sum on the blackboard as the teacher stands next to him. Men at work on a construction site building a house. Cars at gasoline service station with sign "Sinclair". Gas station workers clean windshields and fuel cars. Traffic moves on a divided highway filled with 1950s cars and various automobiles. A train passes by on a platform of a metro or subway system. New office construction sites and new garden apartment (low rise apartments) are seen under construction.

Date: 1960
Duration: 3 min 55 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Highlights of Washington DC International Stakes Horse race, in Laurel Park, Maryland, 1960

The American flag flutters, along with several foreign national flags, at the Laurel Park race course in Maryland. Horses run along the track. Highlights of the Washington DC International Stakes. 1960 winner, Bald Eagle, was the only repeat winner of the race, and was Champion Handicap Horse that year.

Date: 1960
Duration: 1 min 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Spanish
 
 
Activities of Democratic and Republican political parties in advance of U.S. National elections in 1960.

Democratic Party primary contest activity in Wisconsin. A building in Wisconsin, identified as local headquarters for John F. Kennedy Presidential campaign. Next is a billboard advertising Hubert Humphrey for President. Views of several Kennedy and Humphrey political campaign posters. Cars in parking plade at a olling place. Inside, Wisconsin Democratic voters cast ballots in the primary election. Several views of voters coming and going at the polling place. Next, Republicans are seem gathered at the Republican Womens' National Conference in Washington, DC. Republican notables eating from box lunches, include H. Ross Perot; Senator Barry Goldwater; President and Mrs (Mamie) Eisenhower; Vice President Richard Nixon and his wife, Pat. Next, President Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon are seen onstage, together, as Ike prepares to speak, indorsing Nixon for President.

Date: 1960
Duration: 1 min 23 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American people enjoying various sports in the United States in the mid 1960's

Americans indulge in a variety of sports. Men enjoy recreational parachuting; various parachutes of different colors seen. Teams playing a game of football on a field in Washington DC with the White House in the background. Female riders on horses at a horse racing or equestrian event. Cowboy places saddle on a horse near a ranch in the west or southwest. Teenage girls saddle horses and clean their horses. People watching a motorcycle motocross race. A family riding horses in a desert with cactus and rock formations nearby. People taking scooter and bicycle rides, including 3 people on one moped or scooter. Man in a suit rides a moped in a city. Children riding a bicycle.

Date: 1965
Duration: 1 min 8 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Ordinary life in a Bronx, New York City, neighborhood in the 1960s

Film opens showing a commercial DC-9 in flight, overhead, approaching for landing at LaGuardia Airport, with landing gear and flaps extended. Scene shifts to hazy view of buildings silhouetted against lighter sky. View of rooftops with a boy walking across one. Buildings with pigeons on the roof. A woman dries clothes on a roof. A boy flies a kite from a roof. Cars parked on the street below. Pigeons flying. Youths playing basketball. 1:08 to end footage taken from atop 700 East 156th Street. 1:08 follows a train northwest along the Westchester Avenue line. 1:18, a view East of the newly elevated Bruckner Expwy and Whitestone and Throggs Neck bridges in distance. 1:21,a view to the Northwest, 3203-3211 Park Avenue is the curved building in the foreground, George Washington Bridge seen in the distance. 1:25, view west down 156th Street. 1:29 Train runs along Westchester Avenue to 156 and Tinton. 1:34 panning from south to west, Consolidated Edixon plant in Port Morris can be seen in distance. Rikers Island can also be seen in the East River. ( Note: A very large number of the buildings shown burned down in the next 10-20 years.)

Date: 1965
Duration: 1 min 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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