Scenes of downtown Tuskegee Alabama streets and rural farms with negro residents in mid 1930s
Tuskegee Alabama USA Date:1935 Duration:2 min 28 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A negro boy on a donkey rides down a street in Tuskegee, Alabama. Sign boards at shops read "Atlanta Life Insurance Co", "Tuskegee Cafe" and "Cigarettes and Cigars We Serve Froze-rite Ice Cream". Close up views of a negro man and an elderly negro woman in a horse driven cart. Close up of a young negro man. A simple wooden house in a rural setting. The door opens and a negro family of eight people are seen in the doorway, posing for the camera with smiling children. A white man talks with a Negro man and two women converse on the front porch of a house. Two women with a boy. Two men talk standing at a well and discussing the well. View of rural farm land and freshly plowed rows. Negro men in a farm field rake and spread straw. Two men appear to be spreading the straw with small sticks or brushing at it to look beneath the straw. Footage is during Great Depression years.
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