Tag: Civil Rights
This week, we’re featuring a speech President Harry S. Truman made June 28, 1947, at the closing of the annual conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Truman called for the government to protect not just civil liberties, but civil rights. The “recent events” […]
On June 11, 1963, Vivian Malone and James Hood arrived at the University of Alabama to register for summer classes. Instead of a helpful low-level administrator guiding them through the process, it took the National Guard to ensure their enrollment– George Wallace, the governor of their state, was blocking the door. Wallace’s “Stand in the Schoolhouse […]
Posted by Jim Konicek on June 9, 2014, under Motion Pictures, Universal News Collection.
With the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom occurring this past Wednesday, it was easy to come up with this week’s subject matter. Here are a few of the images found in the series “Miscellaneous Subjects, Staff and Stringer Photographs, 1961 – 1974″ (306-SSM). Local Identifier: 306-SSM-4-D-102-15. “Civil Rights March […]
Today’s post is from Criss Kovac. Criss is the supervisor of the Motion Picture Preservation Lab, which is responsible for performing conservation and preservation work on motion picture records held across the National Archives. Recently, she completed a digital restoration of The March. The March, the James Blue film documenting the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs […]
Posted by Audrey Amidon on August 22, 2013, under Digitization, Motion Pictures, Preservation.
Today’s post is from Criss Kovac. Criss is the supervisor of the Motion Picture Preservation Lab, which is responsible for performing conservation and preservation work on motion picture records held across the National Archives. Recently, she completed a digital restoration of The March. On August 10th, 1963 The U.S. Government, under the auspices of the […]
Posted by Audrey Amidon on August 20, 2013, under Motion Pictures, Preservation.
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