Film: 6401

Politics | 1960 | Sound | B/W

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Martin Luther King 1960's

Marion Anderton sings "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands", at big outdoor rally. "We Shall Overcome". Dr Martin Luther King, "I Have A Dream Speech". Philip Randolph, speech. Banks of cameras. Coach home, people asleep. Civil rights rally outside White House, Washington, U.S.A.

Scenes of people around the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. leading towards the Washington monument.

Marian Anderson, the first black opera singer to top the bill at the Metropolitan Opera sings, "He's Got the Whole World In His Hands" before the crowds. Pan up to the statue of Lincoln. View out towards the Washington Monument and all the people crowded around the lake. Interestingly, policeman by the side of Marian smokes a cigarette and the smoke goes over her as she is singing.

Martin Luther King Jr. steps up and begins his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. King speaks, with a crowd of people behind him and the head of Lincoln peering over the top. Aerial view of crowds in front of Lincoln Memorial stretching back to Washington Monument. Respectably dressed white man and black man stand next to each other with the monument in the background. Crowd cheers as speech comes to an end.

Spectators link arms singing, "We Shall Overcome". Crowd subsides. Black women happily bathing their feet in the lake. News reporters and cameras crowded together, filming events. A. Phillip Randolph being interviewed by reporters. Sequence showing the dome of the Capitol building by night. A black couple asleep on a bus. A white man sleeps on the bus with a contented smile on his face.


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