Turn of the Century immigrants to the United States pose aboard ship. Some wear fez hats. View of clothing industry workers at sewing machines. Picture of Sidney Hillman and his wife, circa 1910. Older garment worker cutting cloth. Clothing workers punching a time clock. Men operating sewing machines. A cutter marking cloth from a pattern. A man sewing button holes on clothing. Old pictures of earlier garment workers. More modern view of unionized clothing workers at sewing machines. A cutter using a machine to cut multiple layers of fabric. Supervisors discussing a sample of sewn product. numerous views of men and women sewing garments. Flashback to earlier times of workers marching to demand a union contract. Union member distributing literature at a factory gate. Small group of union picketers on sidewalk. Union leader speaking to group of women workers in Southern town. Union organizer with bloodied head, smoking cigarette. Striking Workers (mostly women) standing in group outside employment office of Tuf-Nut Garment Manufacturing Company in Little Rock,Arkansas. The striking women being arrested by policemen. Change of scene to closeup of Alabama State policeman smoking cigar. Civil rights marchers during demonstration in Birmingham Alabama on May 7, 1963 during the "Birmingham Campaign" or "Birmingham Movement". Fire fighters in fire engine pumper truck stops near police on street in town and sets up fire hoses to spray high powered water directly at African American civil rights marchers. Civil Rights marchers soaked by high powered water hoses. One protestor or demonstrator tries to run away from the fire hose and is grabbed by two white police men. A protestor takes cover behind a telephone poll as a firehose is directed toward him. A black man converses with two women on a snowy street. Civil Rights marchers of the negro Southern Christian Leadership Conference carrying signs during a demonstration. People fill the area around the reflecting pool by the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, August 28, 1963. A man and his daughter share time together on a snowy day. Children sledding in the snow. People ice skating on lake in Central Park, New York City. Closing views of early immigrants to the U.S.A.
Japanese aircraft attack Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, United States during World War II. Japanese diplomats come out of building in Washington DC after having met with Secretary of State Hull regarding peace terms. People gather outside the building. Japanese airplanes fly in formation over the Pearl Harbor. They bombard the United States Naval Base. U.S. ships underway at sea and docked at the harbor explode. Smoke arises from bombardment. People on the street as they run to save their life. From a May 1963 newsreel recounting the events years prior.
President of the United States John F. Kennedy addresses the nation in Washington D.C. President Kennedy outlines the existing state of affairs of the economy of the United States. He talks about the steps to be taken to prevent recession, the family budget and the national budget. He talks about increasing the revenue by increasing the number of jobs. He states about the cut in the corporate and personal income taxes in early 1963.
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson takes new responsibilities as the President in an atmosphere of grief in the U.S, following the assassination death of President John F. Kennedy. Elevated sweeping view of city of San Francisco, with a flag at half staff in the foreground and bridge, bay, and mountains in the background. Flags waving at half mast on the grounds of the Washington Monument in Washington DC. U.S. flag at half staff over the Supreme Court. View inside the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol. The House of Representatives members stand and applaud for President Johnson as he leaves the chamber following his November 27, 1963 address to Congress. Citizens of the United States descending the stairs of the U.S. Capitol, after viewing the coffin of President Kennedy lying in state.
October, 1962, U.S. Air Force U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, tail number 56-6707, of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) 4080th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, lands at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. View of Photographic evidence, brought back by the U-2, showing Soviet missiles being set up in Cuba. President John F. kennedy broadcasts to the nation about the crisis, announcing measures being taken by the USA to address the situation. A B-58 Hustler bomber landing. Airmen removing camera from nose of a reconnaissance aircraft. Air Force Sergeant, photo interpreter, reading wet film in a base laboratory. U.S. Naval officers and sailors in Command Center viewing large wall map of the world. U.S. Air Force SAC B-52 bombers taking off. View of United Nations Headquarters building in New York City. On October 25, 1962, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Adlai Stevenson, confronts Soviet Ambassador Valerian Alexandrovich Zorin about missiles in Cuba.He looks at Zorin, and says,"Don't wait for the translation, yes, or no." Zorin smiles as the room fills with laughter. He then responds. View of a Soviet ship bound for Cuba being monitored by a U.S. aircraft overhead. Pilot in cockpit of the aircraft. View from U.S. aircraft flying low past a Soviet ship. Crew in cockpit of the aircraft. Soviet ships turning away. Helicopter flying over sandy beach area of Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. The helicopter parked and Undersecretary of State, Averell Harriman, steps from the helicopter and is later seen with President Kennedy, and Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, at the President's Weekend White House. Harriman reports on the successful negotiation of a limited nuclear test ban treaty. Glimpse of Moscow. U.S. Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, Soviet Foreign Minister,Andrei Gromyko, and British Foreign secretary, Alexander Douglas-Home, are seen signing the document for their respective nations, August 5, 1963.
Civil Rights leader Roy Wilkins talks and reflects on the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom . View of marchers carrying banners advocating equal rights. Clarence Mitchell talks about Roy Wilkins.