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U.S. President Johnson and A.G. Katzenbach present Voting Rights Act draft bill; scenes from third Selma to Montgomery march.

Exterior view of White House in Washington DC with a light covering of snow on the ground. Interior view of White House with U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson as he signs a letter to legislators urging quick passage of the Voting Rights Bill in Washington DC. U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson and U.S. Attorney General Nicholas deBelleville Katzenbach seated at a desk. The Attorney General briefs the press about the bill. Journalists take notes about the proposed bill. Scenes from the third Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March, beginning on March 21, 1965. Martin Luther King Jr. and other activists seen marching arm-in-arm at different parts of the parade route, including past the state house in Montgomery, Alabama. Martin Luther King Jr. prepares to address marchers in Montgomery regarding a meeting he had to plan future marches.

Date: 1965, March 21
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Signing of the National Voting Rights Act of 1965 in the United States.

The National Voting Rights Act of 1965 is enacted into law in the United States. The exterior of the Capitol building. Cars parked along the sides of the street in front of the building. U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson addressing audience gathered in the Capitol. People seated on chairs. The President speaks about the voting rights act. People applauding. American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr standing with the other officials and civil rights leaders such as Roy Wilkins, James Farmer, and John Lewis, as President Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act in the President's Chamber of the Capitol.

Date: 1965, August 6
Duration: 2 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Baseball at the newly completed Astrodome in Houston, and President Johnson throws first pitch at game in Washington DC.

Exterior and interior views of the newly completed Astrodome in Houston Texas. Star topped column outside. Fans pack the stadium for an exhibition baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros. View of the then-translucent ceiling of the dome shaped stadium. The centerfield scoreboard reads 'Tilt' as Mickey Mantle of the Yankees hits a home run. The Astros score the winning run. Views of the advanced new scoreboard displaying lighted animation of Texas bulls and fireworks. In Washington DC on April 12, 1965, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson throws out the first pitch at the opening day game between the Washington Senators and the Boston Red Sox. Players take pictures and home movies. The president shakes hands with Senators manager Gil Hodges and Red Sox manager Billy Herman. Johnson throws out first pitch, with Vice President Hubert Humphrey watching at left.

Date: 1965, April 12
Duration: 1 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Plot to destroy national landmarks using dynamite is uncovered by New York policeman Raymond Wood.

Plot to blow up U.S. landmarks is uncovered in New York on February 16, 1965. Targets to blow up American landmarks: The Statue of Liberty in New York, the Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, The Shrine of Liberty in Pennsylvania, and the Washington Monument in Washington DC. View of vacant lot near the Woodland apartments in New York City. Bomb squad men moving package of dynamite. Bomb squad truck moving through city streets. The plot was organized by Robert Steele Collier, Walter Augustus Bowe, and Khaleel Sultran Sayyed of Black Liberation Front (BLF) and also a Canadian women, Michelle Duclos, of a Quebec separatist party. Uncover police man Raymond Wood is seen getting an award for uncovering the plot.

Date: 1965, February 16
Duration: 2 min 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Voting Rights Act signed in U.S. Capitol by President Lyndon B Johnson, with leaders present including Martin Luther King Jr.

The signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in a ceremony in the President's Room near the Senate Chambers in the U.S. Capitol, in Washington DC. President Lyndon B Johnson talks to other Senators and Congressmen during the signing of the Voting Rights Act. Wider view of other attendees present at the signing, including John Lewis in background and other civil rights leaders. A leader whispers in the ear of Martin Luther King Jr., in foreground.

Date: 1965, August 6
Duration: 25 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Historic views of the Copper mining town of Sonora, Arizona.

Opening slate mentions Mexican employees of the Ray copper mine and their company town of about 6000 persons. The camera pans over rooftops of the town of Sonoma, where the Mexican workers lived. (Euro-Americans lived 1 mile North in neighboring town of Ray.) The copper-rich hills are seen in the background. Washington Elementary School can be seen during the camera's pan, beginning at TC: 00:20 through the end of the sequence. (Note: These are now Ghost Towns, having been taken over when Kennecott Copper Corporation expanded its Ray open pit operations in 1965. Reportedly, many former residents re-settled in nearby Towns of Kearny, Winkelman, Superior, and Hayden.)

Date: 1927
Duration: 36 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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