PRESIDENT PLEADS FOR RACE EQUALITY President Eisenhower addresses the Freedom Fulfillment Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, assuring his full support for the goals of the organization, as the N.A.A.C.P. launches the strongest campaign in its history.
UNREST GROWS IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC The undercurrent of seething unrest in the Dominican Republic is breaking into the open with increasing frequency. In the latest series of demonstrations scores are injured and one student died. Reports have the Trujillo family fleeing to exile.
PROCLAMATION OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA Kuomintang troops are taken prisoner marking the end of the Chinese Civil War. Weapons are left standing still and the new flag of the People's Republic of China is raised. Mao Zedong shakes hands with people in the crowd and meets with dignitaries. A brief subliminal message shows just a few frames of an atomic bomb mushroom cloud spliced in with the other images.
Date: October 1, 1949 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:55:00, No Audio
ROCKEFELLER CENTER COMPLETE Impressive ceremonies mark the completion of the last steel column in the last unit of Rockefeller Center. John D. Rockefeller Jr. gives a speech and drives the silver rivet, while city and civic leaders look on.
Date: November 1, 1939 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:43:00, With Audio
HELEN KELLER AT THE ANNUAL LIONS CLUB CEREMONY The annual Lions Club meeting opens with a group of lovely young women singing then cuts to the Director General of the Lions Club Internation introducing famed advocate for the disabled Hellen Keller who is led up to the stage to give a speech.
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Video: 3/4" Length: 00:00:37:00, No Audio
SOUNDBITE: I HATE WAR On a crowded dais standing behind a podium, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his I hate war speech in Chautauqua, New York on August 14, 1936: I have seen war. I have seen war on land and sea. I have seen blood running from the wounded. I have seen men coughing out their gassed lungs. I have seen the dead in the mud but that is beyond my power. . . I hate war . . .\"
CHURCHILL ADDRESSES CONGRESS - 1941 On December 26, 1941, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill addresses a joint session of Congress: "I am so glad to be able to place before you ... the proof that with proper weapons and proper organization, we are able to beat the life out of the savage Nazi."
Date: December 26, 1941 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:54:00, With Audio
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