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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
 
 
Protestors against the Vietnam War during 1971 May Day rally in Washington DC; police arrest demonstrators.

Scenes from May 1, 1970 Mayday anti-war rally in Washington DC, by civil disobedience groups organized against the Vietnam War, including the National Peace Action Coalition. Ground level view of U.S. Capitol building as seen from National Mall. Views among 3000 protestors gathered on the steps and grounds of the U.S. Capitol, described as radicals by the narrator. Crowd cheering and yelling and displaying signs. A hippie man in top hat displays a rude finger gesture to the camera and yells. He appears to be holding a hand rolled joint or cigarette. Protestors, some shirtless, dance, sway, and yell in scenes of general chaos. A protestor with a vulgar word painted on his forehead. View of police in riot gear helmets with shields as they watch the crowd. Close-up views of faces of demonstrators on U.S. Capitol steps. Police begin to forcibly pick up and drag away protestors who have been ordered to disperse. Protestors stay limp and heavy making it difficult and slow for police to remove them and arrest them. View of a peace demonstrator carrying a young child with a painted forehead. Police load arrested protestors into a bus. Police officer crushes small white disks into powder on ground outside bus. Scenes after the protest of routine traffic of cars, taxi cabs, and pedestrians on streets of Washington DC in National Mall area, including Pennsylvania Avenue, and near various federal buildings. Citizens in 1970s fashions crossing the street. 1960s and 1970s cars on the roads. View of office workers and pedestrians on sidewalk in Washington DC going to or from work. A small protest gathering in the distance behind the workers. View of protestors gathered and assembling. Assorted views of police officers near a crowd of demonstrators. Police drag a protestor down the steps of a federal building. The protestor nods her head and shows peace signs with both hands as she is hauled away.

Date: 1971, May 1
Duration: 3 min 21 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
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
 
 
Elements of ordinary life in America that are captured in statistics and reports of the U.S. Census Bureau.

View of an American residential area, from low-flying airplane. Crowded street scene in a major city with black and white pedestrians walking on sidewalk in typical 1970s fashions. A public school No. 2. Yellow school buses carrying children. African American family with small children boarding a bus. A group of white people walking appearing to be a grandmother, her son, and three grandchildren. People enjoying a day in a park. African American woman standing near a large upright computer tape tape machine. She presses something on the machine to operate it. House with a "for sale" sign in the suburbs. A man opening the door of a 1969 or 1970 Ford Pinto car at a car sales dealership. Various report documents of the U.S. Census Bureau are displayed. Cattle being unloaded from a farmer's truck. A farmer cultivating a field, using a tractor. Views of State and Municipal Government buildings, including a view of the Justice Department in Washington DC, and including people entering and leaving the Compton, California City Hall building. Highway sign reading: "Leaving West Georgia Soil & Water Conservation District." Others, reading: Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Silver Spring Branch Office," and "Wakefield County Park, Fairfax County Park Authority," "District of Columbia, Storm Sewer Vicinity, 14th St. & Kentucky Ave. S.E," and "Harford County Metropolitan Commission, Water Transmission System." A late 1960s car approaching a toll booth on a highway. A policeman directing traffic. Several medical personnel in whites, walking on hospital grounds. A railroad worker. A teacher posting a notice on door, at a school, as school girls behind him try to read the posting. A steel mill with smoke rising from tall stacks. Cars parked outside of Lasalle College New Athletic Facilities construction sign. A Washington DC police car patrolling a city street. Cars parked bumper-to-bumper along a city street.

Date: 1970
Duration: 1 min 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
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
 
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