TO REACH FOR TOMORROW

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Year

  • 1968

Video Details

  • 30:00; b&w; Sound; V-139 S. 828

Description

  • This is a promotional film put together for Gov. LeRoy Collins' 1968 US Senate campaign. It begins with footage of the Vietnam War and Gov. Collins' cry to end it. From there it moves to the race wars going on in the United States, with footage of black slums in Miami, Florida. Collins speaks out against racism. There is testimony from supporters such as Sen. Spessard Holland, Gov. Collins' mother and Ted Kennedy. There are shots of Sen. John Kennedy and Gov. Collins at the 1960 National Democratic Convention. The film shows a short segment on the 1964 Selma, Alabama demonstration and Gov. Collins' role as "peacekeeper." It shows family shots, with live footage of Gov. Collins and his daughter Darby at Egmont Key.

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