TEENS & ADULTS AT SCHOOL Various shots of teenagers and adults attending school. High schoolers at desks, raising their hands. A pair of adults write on a blackboard. Also, ext. of a high school. Off screen narration describes the role of schools in turning immigrants into American
CITIZENSHIP OATH TAKING Immigrants become new American citizens. Pan of men and women raising hands and taking the oath before a judge. In a large hall, hundreds of immigrants rise in unison, raise hands. Pan up the Statue of Liberty, from base to torch, as narrator recites lines from Emma Lazarus poem. Also, ext. of INS buildin
SYMBOLS, MAPS, ARROWS While a narrator describes changes in immigration law during the 1920s, minimally animated graphics show maps of Europe and North America, arrows and population symbols. Also, CU of a bill from Congres
URBAN LIFE, MID-FORTIES At a meeting of some sort or a crowded adult education classroom, people raise their hands. Assorted quick shots. People wait in a hallway. The sidewalk outside of an urban church bustles. A newstand features newspapers written in Yiddish, Russian and other language
AMERICA, 1946 America in 1946. Three brief shots. Traffic rolls down the middle of an Anywhere U.S.A Main Street. Churchgoers walk outside of a church in their Sunday clothes. White smoke flows out of a factory's smokestacks
IMMIGRANT NEIGHBORHOODS, NYC Various shots of New York City in the mid-forties. Big tenement, with wash hanging on clotheslines. Crowded streets, street vendors, awnings. Quick shots of immigrants' business signs in many languages. Arresting shot of an elderly rabbi sitting on a stoop, reading
ELLIS ISLAND SCENE A dramatization depicts hopeful, late 19th century immigrants at Ellis Island. Shots of a bearded doctor examining two newcomers, sending one away. Overhead shot of immigrants waiting to go through gate.
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