|SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS ||SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS ||African Americans |
Civil rights activists
Civil rights movement
SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS
- 1960 (circa)
- Sen. George Smathers comments on the civil rights bill. He states that further civil rights legislation is futile, and that change will only come when people decide to think and act differently. He remarks on the recent attack by protesters on Ivan Allen, Mayor of Atlanta. He comments specifically on the open housing portion of the civil rights bill. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
|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.
|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.