Jefferson Thomas, of the "Little Rock Nine," in a hallway, revisiting Central High School, in Little Rock Arkansas. He looks through a classroom window at a former teacher, Miss Dunn, speaking to a class from a lab table next to an anatomical model. View of Ernest Green sitting with other students in a lab filled with electronic equipment. Much later, as President of the NAACP chapter on campus of Michigan State University, he is seen handing out pamphlets to other students. Views of students congregating on the grounds of the university. One girl holds a poster reading "Give, NAACP Fund Drive." Professor David Gottlieb introduces Ernest Green who steps to a classroom podium to speak to Michigan State students in a lecture room. Green carrying books is seen entering and sitting down in the Michigan State library. In another scene, he enters sociological data into Hollerith punch cards for processing by computer. He walks in the university computer room where tape decks are seen spinning and computer operators are at work. One of the tapes mounted on a drive is labeled: "Ernest Green, Aspirations." Results from his work are seen coming out of a line printer. Green sits in a library and opens the 1960 yearbook of Central High School containing his and Carlotta Walls 'entries. View of Carlotta, in dorm at Denver University, Colorado, where she is a student. Gloria Ray is seen at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where she is a senior majoring in chemistry. Terrence Roberts is seen at the City College of Los Angeles, where he is studying Business Administration. Melba Pattillo, who left college to marry, is seen in two views.Scene shifts back to Central High and Jefferson Thomas, looking at the athletic trophies on display. He (who is narrating this film) states that he will take an exam in Spring to become a Certified Public Accountant. He walks down steps of Central High and camera pans over neighborhood to the State Capitol dome in distance.
The 42nd National Automobile Show at the New York Coliseum, December 8-16, 1956. A sign above an escalator at the entrance reads 'National Automobile Show'. A model wearing a swimsuit seated on the hood of a 1957 Desoto convertible. Two women seated in a 1957 Chrysler 300C. Aerial view of the Buick exhibit, with the 1957 Buick Roadmaster Convertible prominently displayed. An executive version of the 1957 Cadillac features a typewriter in the back seat and a record player in the front dash. Auto executives gathered at a display featuring a row of steering wheels. President of Chrysler L. L Colbert hails the future in a statement..
Evolution of United States Air Force uniforms in the United States. A pilot wearing a 1957 U.S. Air Force uniform gets into the cockpit of United States Air Force F-86A Sabre aircraft. He puts on his helmet and connects an oxygen pipe. The pilot makes communication connections and closes the canopy. A pilot wearing a 1957 U.S. Air Force uniform does a preflight checking of a F-86A Sabre aircraft. He puts on a parachute and climbs into the cockpit.
Major events of the year 1957. Queen Elizabeth II of England and her husband Prince Phillip welcomed by President Dwight D Eisenhower and the first Lady Mamie Doud Eisenhower at the White House in Washington DC, United States. The Queen visits the New York harbor. Her motorcade moves down the street as large crowd gathers to welcome the Royal couple.
Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko in Washington D.C., United States. Reporters gathered outside United States Secretary of State John Foster Dulles's house in Washington D.C., United States. Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko arrives for a meeting with the Secretary. Gromyko and Secretary Dulles come out of the house after the meeting.
King Saud, of Saudi Arabia,during a visit to Washington DC. The tomb of the unknown soldier in Arlington Cemetery, is visited by His Majesty, in the rain. Soldiers hold a flag of the United States. King Saud is escorted by U.S. officials. The King places a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. American military buglers sound taps. Assisted by officials carrying umbrellas, Prince Faud Ibn Saud, Saudi Minister of Defense, pays tribute to President Washington,at the George Washington Mount Vernon Memorial. He lays a wreath on the tomb of the First President of the United States. Traffic on a road. A flag of Saudi Arabia on the Blair House. U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles arrives by car at the Blair House for a discussion with King Saud. . Weather cold and rainy.