STATE'S RIGHTS DEMOCRATS OF 1948 Revolting against the civil rights plank of the Truman-Barkley ticket, angry Dixie Democrats hold their own convention. Gov. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina and Gov. Fielding Wright of Mississippi will head the State's Rights party ticket.
HERBERT HOOVER'S BIRTHDAY Herbert Hoover, former President and grand old man of the G.O.P., returns to his birthplace of West branch, Iowa to celebrate his 74th birthday. Members of his family, and old friends join him at an all-American picnic where he cuts his birthday cake.
MERCURY-REDSTONE 3 SPACE LAUNCH Astronaut Alan Shepard pilots the Freedom 7 mission becoming the second person, and the first American, to travel into space. His capsule is recovered by a Marine helicopter.
Date: May 5, 1961 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:39:00, With Audio
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