AFRICAN-AMERICAN FOOTBALL COACH JOHN MERRITT & QUARTERBACK ELDRIDGE DICKEY Coach John Merritt of Tennessee State is interviewed about his football team and correctly predicts that quarterback Eldridge Dickey, definitely will be the first negro athlete to be drafted as a professional quarterback." The players including Dickey practice while Coach Merritt is interviewed.
CASSIUS CLAY SPEAKS ABOUT THE DRAFT - HD Cassius Clay (Muhammed Ali) speaks with reporters about the possibility of being drafted into military service. Mastered from film 29.97 fps to HD -- Available in ProRes and all other HD formats.
DRAFTEES LEAVE FOR WAR - HD Chester, Pennsylvania gives a dreary sendoff to some young men drafted to fight in Vietnam. Teenage couples kiss and embrace before the boys leave. Girls cry. Big buses drive off while friends and family members wave.
Date: April, 1966 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:01:03:00, No Audio
GIRLS RESPOND TO "DANCE DRAFT" Uncle Sam's appeal for pretty Federal employees to enroll as dance partners for Army camps is met with enthusiasm. Brunettes, Blondes and Redheads sign up to jitterbug with the troops.
HEAD OF STOCK MARKET DRAFTED INTO ARMY William McC. Martin, the head of the New York Stock Exchange, is inducted into the U.S. Army. Afterwards, he shakes hands with one of the pages who worked the stock floor, also drafted into the army.
Date: April 17, 1941 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:31:00, No Audio
LEWIS HERSHEY ON STUDENT DEFERMENTS - HD General Lewis Hershey, the head of the Selective Service System, propounds his views on draft evaders and student deferments. He says he won't allow students to stay in school indefinitely to avoid getting drafted.
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