Views of Martin Luther King Jr. and Kenneth Clarke on the position of African Americans in the US; Civil Rights protest scenes
United States USA Date:1963 Duration:10 min 25 sec Sound:Yes
James Baldwin speaks in United States. Scenes of strife and struggle during civil rights movement. Policemen beat a African American man. Doctor Kenneth Clark, Professor of Psychology at the City College of New York; Director of Fallen Youth Opportunities Unlimited and Research Director, North Pride Center for Interpretation, sits in a chair during an interview. He speaks on the position of negroes and America's Promise. Other scenes: Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a small gathering of African Americans. They are standing in a house with fallen roof. He speaks about what happened there alluding that they know the truth of the racist hate crime. He speaks about remaining strong in striving for freedom for negro citizens. People around him sing and clap. Martin Luther King Jr. looks into a bible. Ebenezer Baptist Church and its interiors are seen, where Martin Luther King Jr. preaches. Exterior view of a Woolworths store where African Americans in protest sit at a segregated lunch counter at Woolworth store and wait to be served, in a non-violent demonstration. People pass through doors. Men moving on a road are stopped by a policeman. He stands with other policemen. The civil rights demonstrators stop and pray together. They are then directed to a waiting police paddy wagon van for arrest. Policeman hits a African American man. African Americans are put in police paddy wagons. Policemen detain African American demonstrators during a march and use dogs in rounding up demonstrators. Fire truck arrives during a protest and firemen spray firehoses at African American demonstrators on May 7, 1963 in Birmingham Alabama during the Birmingham Campaign or movement. High powered fire hoses spraying water at demonstrators. Police chasing and detaining demonstrators in a crowd during a black civil rights demonstration.
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