|THE SPORTING SUWANNEE ||THE SPORTING SUWANNEE ||African Americans|
THE SPORTING SUWANNEE
- This film was produced by Paramount as part of a series of Grantland Rice films. It starts in the Okefenokee and flows with the Suwannee River through rapids and past "the old faithful Negroes" who live on the banks. They have no pension plan, no social security and "no ulcers," according to the narrator. Sportsmen fish along the way and see gators, raccoons and a bobcat. They reach the river's mouth and fish some more, then shoot ducks at the end.
|To Reach For Tomorrow||To Reach For Tomorrow||African Americans|
Civil rights movement
National Democratic Party
To Reach For Tomorrow
- This is a promotional film put together for Governor LeRoy Collins' 1968 U.S. Senate campaign. It begins with footage of the Vietnam War, and Governor Collins pleading 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 Senator Spessard Holland, Governor Collins' mother and Ted Kennedy. There are shots of Senator John Kennedy and Governor Collins at the 1960 National Democratic Convention. The film shows a short segment on the 1964 Selma, Alabama demonstration, and Governor Collins' role as "peacekeeper." It shows family shots, with live footage of Governor Collins and his daughter, Darby, at Egmont Key.
|WAY DOWN UPON THE SUWANNEE RIVER ||WAY DOWN UPON THE SUWANNEE RIVER ||African Americans |
WAY DOWN UPON THE SUWANNEE RIVER
- 1957 (circa)
- This film opens with an African-American boy fishing on the Suwannee River while "Old Folks at Home" plays in the background. There are scenes of the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida, including the museum and Carillon Bell Tower. There is extensive footage of Florida Folk Festival performers, including whip-crackers, musicians, quilt makers, an elderly woman spinning cotton thread and square dancers. European folk dancers represent Czech, Hungarian and Bavarian styles. There are also examples of Seminole Indian dances and African-American ring dancing and game songs. The segment ends with shots of The Belle of the Suwannee, a small-scale riverboat used for park visitors. Produced by the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission. Duplicate of FLDA001.