Jefferson Thomas standing against the wall in hallway of Central High School, Little Rock Arkansas, four years after graduating. Bell rings and the hall fills with students changing classes. Scene shifts to Elizabeth Eckford, while a student at Central High, and then to her at Central State College, in Ohio, where she is seen moving about the campus buildings and grounds. Scene flashes back to 1957 where she is seen with others entering Central High, Little Rock, Arkansas, under U.S. Army protection. Scene returns to Central State College, where students stand in a circle and sing their Alma Mater song.
Large crowd cheers as an American football match in Big Ten between Ohio State University and Illinois University go on in United States. Ohio State defeats Illinois by 26-0.
Upsets at various events of 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. Canada's four men team during the bobsled race, wins gold medal beating Austrian team by margin of one second. In the men's slalom, Billy Kidd and Jimmy Heuga of USA, finish second and third. Austrian Josef Stieleger wins gold medal. Spectators watch the skiers. Figure skating competition. German competitor Manfred Schnelldorfer during his performance which yield him gold medal. Alain Calmet of France, silver. Scott Allen, a fourteen year old from United States gets bronze.
Prewar and early World War 2 conditions of the British in Great Britain. War ammunition for Britain transported from the United States to Britain as part of lend lease plan. Also war materiel sent the other way around from the United Kingdom to the United States, as the war progressed. A map showing the path between the United States and Great Britain through the Atlantic Ocean. Tanks for Russia from Britain. Aircraft and guns for the United States by Lend Lease. Tons of food and clothing in large containers for troops in Britain. Clusters of houses and buildings. Two men on a bridge. A lane in Britain. People in the lane. Tanks prepare for war. British soldiers in uniform. A woman seated at a vanity putting on lipstick makeup. Men and women in the streets in England. A man turns to notice the legs of a woman as she walks by. View of legs of many women walking by, not wearing stockings due to rationing. Brief shot of driver in a car in the United States as he hands his gas ration ticket to the gas station attendant. Back in England, scene as a man goes to a pub for whiskey. The pub keeper laughs at him as there is none. Men in a field harvesting grains for making industrial alcohol. Soldier painting word "Hitler" onto a bomb shell. Cartons of whiskey being transported to the United States as pay for the material that comes in to Britain. A man opens cartons from the U.S. with 'Made in U.S.A.' painted on it. Images of American made industrial machine goods purchased by the British, including machinery signs for "Cincinnati Bickford", "The Ohio Machine Tool Company", "Niles Tool Works, Hamilton Ohio", "The Cincinnati Planer Co.", "American Hole Wizard", and "Barnes Drill Company, Rockford, Illinois" A woman worker moves a large planer or drill press into position. Crane at a ship dock is seen moving a large wooden crate with "Ford" label on it. A man goes to buy cigarettes. A 'No cigarettes today' board. If there were cigarettes he would have paid the cost of the cigarettes and the tax to the shopkeeper. Close up view of coins on a table and large portion going to British taxes to pay for war. A newspaper headline which says "Britain spends 49,000,000 per day on war." Several industrial plants in Britain, with smoke and pollution rising from chimneys and stacks during high output war effort. Laborers working at a construction site, including brick layers, who pay 29% tax. Rich men who pay 97½ % tax: A man in a nice car parked in front of a church. He leads a bride in a wedding gown and possibly the Bride's father toward the doors of the church. Various views of British workers and workmen walking in and out of factories. British citizens in ration lines. Sheep being herded on pasture land in Australia. Vessels in ocean used by the British for supplies to Russia. Aircraft from the U.S. on board a ship, and British troops arriving on a ship dock.
Cars and shops near the intersection of Master Street and Ridge Avenue in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, during the 1964 Philadelphia riots, also called the 1964 Columbia Avenue riots, in an era of racial tensions and civil rights struggles. People loot shops. Men and women take out articles from a shop. Broken window panes of a shop. A mannequin dummy on a road in front of a damaged garment shop. Exteriors of the damaged shops. A damaged car. A man walks through ruins of shops. Policeman attempts to clear looters from a shop.
Views of the 1964 World's Fair in New York. Shot of the Unisphere, which is the symbol of the 1964 World's Fair. Street level view of crowds at the World's Fair. Lighting, decorations and fireworks at the World's Fair at night.