RACIAL CONFLICT IN CICERO - HD Police haul off counter-demonstrators as Martin Luther King brings civil rights marchers to all-white Cicero, Illinois. Racists carry hate-filled signs, including one supporting American Nazi George Lincoln Rockwell for president. King tells supporters that if American astronauts can walk in space, then African Americans will walk in Cicero.
MUMMERS CELEBRATE AMID TENSION - HD Men put on makeup, wear costumes and dance during the annual Mummers Day Parade in Philadelphia. A judge has issued an injunction against participants wearing blackface makeup because it's seen as insulting to African Americans. Some men applying clown makeup appear to defy the order.
Date: January 4, 1964 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:43:00, No Audio
TENSE MUMMERS PARADE - HD Police make a show of force at the annual Mummers Parade in Philadelphia. A court injunction has been issued to stop Mummers wearing blackface and also to forbid promised African American protests. A few black men are on the scene. Costumed mummers dance and march in the parade.
Date: January 4, 1964 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:01:27:00, No Audio
TOP OFFICIAL CALLS FOR HONEST TEXTBOOKS - HD Harold Howe, the U.S. Commissioner of Education, tells a House subcommittee that school books give a distorted picture of minorities' experience. He cites a book that describes slaves having warm, comfortable housing while saying nothing abot the the abuse, lack of freedom and harsh conditions.
Date: August 22, 1966 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:59:00, With Audio
PROTEST & COUNTER-PROTEST IN CHICAGO - HD Martin Luther King leads a rain-soaked march to integrate housing in Chicago. Other civil rights protesters march for the same goal in suburban Evergreen Park. Police haul away a white counter-protester.
Date: August 21, 1966 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:35:00, With Audio
RIGHTS LEADER SEES END TO NON-VIOLENCE - HD Floyd McKissick, recently installed as head of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) indicates his opposition to gun control because it would limit the capacity of African Americans to defend themselves. McKissick says that blacks no longer support non-violence as a tactic in the struggle for civil rights.
Date: August 22, 1966 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:50:00, With Audio
JOHNSON DESCRIBES RIOTS' TOLL - HD Pres. Lyndon Johnson tells a convocation at the University of Rhode Island that riots doubly hurt the poor, who must live in ruined neighborhoods while enduring the consequences of a society made less willing to support the Civil Rights cause.
Date: August 20, 1966 - BLACK/WHITE Source: HD Length: 00:01:13:00, With Audio
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