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Mobile Alabama USA 1977 stock footage and images

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Police arrest off-duty African American police officer Donald Pinkney during protest against Ku Klux Klan rally in Mobile, Alabama.

Scene in Mobile Alabama during confrontation between African American citizens and members of the KKK, or Ku Klux Klan, not wearing hoods, who were marching in the town of Mobile, Alabama to protest state prison work release programs. Police officers are seen at a street curb in discussion with a group of African American citizen protestors. One African American protestor, off-duty police officer Donald Pinkney, is seen talking to police. Camera turns away from the scene and then swings back apparently capturing the end of an altercation between Pinkney and uniformed police. (Montgomery Advertiser newspaper of 27 September, 1977 reported that the arresting police officers said Pinkney had grabbed a police officer's baton. The newspaper also reported that Pinkney had been struck by a police baton, receiving a three inch head wound that required 12 stitches.) Pinkney is seen being led away from the scene by two uniformed police officers.

Date: 1977, September 24
Duration: 3 min 58 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
Clip: 65675075443
Policemen arrive to stop a clash between KKK members and a group of African Americans during demonstrations in Mobile, Alabama.

Members of the KKK (Ku Klux Klan) march in the town of Mobile, Alabama. KKK marchers (not wearing robes) assemble holding numerous signs and posters. They march protesting Alabama state prison work release programs. The marchers are met by a group of African American protesters clapping and singing. The African American protesters attempt to disrupt or block the marchers. Fights between the African American protesters and the marching white KKK members break out. Additional police officers arrive to separate the two groups and restore order.

Date: 1977, September 24
Duration: 6 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
Clip: 65675075441
Confrontation and racial violence between KKK (Ku Klux Klan) members and the African Americans in Mobile, Alabama.

Members of the KKK (Ku Klux Klan) march in the town of Mobile, Alabama, protesting prison work release programs in the state of Alabama. The KKK members are not wearing robes or hoods. Fights between African American protesters and the marching white KKK members during the demonstrations by KKK members. Police officers try to restore order and stop the two groups from fighting.

Date: 1977, September 24
Duration: 5 min 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
Clip: 65675075442
War industries lead to overcrowded cities and lead to problems of housing, education and congestion in Mobile, Alabama (WW2)

"War Town" shows how War industry leads to problems in Mobile, Alabama during World War II. A large number of war workers at a shipyard in Mobile as they go to work building ships for the war effort in World War 2. Cranes at the shipyard. Men work at the shipyard as they fit Allied torpedoes. The men weld and rivet ship parts. Men work in various other factory and manufacturing industries like paper, aluminum, gypsum, steel, and machine shops supporting need for war material. Many men move out walking through the gates of the "Alabama Dry Dock and Ship Building Company" in Pinto Island, Mobile, Alabama. Many people in war materiel industry leads to congestion on roads and traffic on streets of Mobile. Crowd of workers on foot leaving manufacturing areas. Crowd of workers tries to board a city bus. Woman bus driver puts full bus in gear and drives away. Bus, car, and pedestrian traffic in Mobile on street corner with W.T. Grant Company in background. Long queues outside liquor stores, restaurants, and pay windows. Overcrowded schools as children exit the Barton Academy (Barton Academy Foundation P. O. Box 571 Mobile, Alabama 36601-0571) and are seen playing on playgrounds. Men drink in a crowded bar and men and women dance in a makeshift tented dance hall. Various rides including a Ferris wheel at an amusement park.

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 25 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
Clip: 65675059206
War industries lead to overcrowded cities and housing shortage in Mobile, Alabama; also pre-war poor housing in Mobile

Views of old Mobile Alabama downtown areas and homes during early 1940's. War industry leads to problems in Mobile, Alabama during World War II. Buildings in the city which now have been converted into homes for men war workers and women war production workers in the shipyards and factories making ships and airplanes, tanks, guns and other war material. A building converted into a dormitory for women. Men outside a building with a sign that reads ' Room board '. Girls in a room. A garage that has been converted into a boarding facility for women war workers. A tent area with a large number of migrant worker families living in it. Children play outside the tents. A woman washes clothes. A man cooks. A woman stands next to a cow and a man sits with his dog outside a shanty house. Next scene is pre-war view of dilapidated and run-down shacks housing African American families in Mobile. African American men, women, and children outside shanty houses in slum areas of Mobile. Scene changes to during war time again, with people at the office of the National Housing Agency. A sign reads ' Mobile housing board'. People at the office of the housing board.

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
Clip: 65675059207
Growth of housing, military facilities, and military industries in Talladega, Alabama for World War 2

Growth of war industries in Talladega Alabama during World War II. Newspapers of Talladega, Alabama. A large crowd on barge, coming to land. Scene of an office. Workers at a construction site in Alabama. A man operates a crane. A big cylindrical elevator at hook of the crane lowers down. A truck at house. Dog outside house. A man operates a full track tractor at construction site. African American workers lay railway tracks for a railroad train service. Many scenes of the African American work crew working on the railroad tracks, and taking a break to drink water from a ladle. (Background sound track during these work scenes is a man singing the African American spiritual song "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho." A side rail pulls down as attach to hook of a crane. Tanks on rail coaches. Food loads arriving by railroad train cars to feed the growing population of war workers. Potatoes in sacks. A cook prepares food. People in war time production industry eat food at dining table in groups in a mess hall or dining hall. People do various construction jobs building infrastructure for war workers. A man operates a crane. A cylindrical box lowers down. Children play outside a mobile home trailer. A child with a cat. An open air theater. A bunk house with beds for rent. People at a cafeteria. A woman with children. Cars outside a cafeteria. A board reads 'Field Office'. Large crowd.

Date: 1942
Duration: 9 min 19 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
Clip: 65675035534
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