Description: Swearing in and inaugural address of John F. Kennedy.
Collection: Ten O'Clock News
Date Created: 01/20/1961
Description: Silent B-roll of Ted and Joan Kennedy and others at a Democratic Party fundraising dinner held at the Commonwealth Armory. John F. Kennedy arrives and walks through a cheering crowd. He makes a speech praising the Massachusetts Democratic Party. He cracks jokes, and then goes on to passionately talk about the achievements of the Democratic Party and the current session of Congress.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 1963
Description: Cuts from a story on Wakefield High School senior, Paul Christopher, who organized an Pro-Vietnam War rally. Silent footage of people addressing crowd holding pro-Vietnam signs. Sound footage of Paul Christopher and John Volpe addressing the crowd. Silent footage of a drum corps in Revolutionary War regalia. Silent footage of Christopher at his job at a sandwich shop. Reporter standup. Silent scenes of the town. Interview with Christopher on organizing the event. He compares it to the anti-Vietnam demonstration in Washington, D.C. Reporter standup. Interview with Wakefield police chief J. Merrit Wensell on their capability to handle the huge number of people coming in for the rally. B-roll of rally. Reporter standup on success of rally. Crowd signs Star Spangled Banner. Speeches, including more of Volpe speech and speech by former Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Joseph Scerra. Scerra awards Paul Christopher a medal of merit from the VFW. Paul Christopher gets award from John Volpe in his office.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 1967
Description: Boston Common Martin Luther King Ceremony. Cushing, Kevin White, Karthryn White, and others walking to Common. They walk up the steps to the bandstand. Cushing addresses the gathered crowd. There is a bit of audio of clapping, but the rest is silent. Note from original catalog card: Loaned to CBS but they say they didn't use it. Card reads [April '68]
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 04/1968
Description: Silent and sounds footage from a story on Ralph Abernathy and the Boston segment of the Poor People March in Washington, including an Abernathy making an address at Northeastern University and a speech at Boston Common. Additional footage includesSouthern Christian Leadership Conference members marching. People gathering supplies and boarding buses for Poor Peoples March. Man puts "I have a dream" bumper sticker on car. Interview with Mr. Frederick on the cost of Poor Peoples March. Two men fight on the street. Reporter standup. Footage of the march. Silent interviews with people on the street. Crowds boarding Greyhound buses to Resurrection city.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 05/09/1968
Description: Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm speaks to an audience about the evils of racism in America. Silent footage of the audience and of Chisholm at the podium. Chisholm continues her speech, saying that Americans need to address racism and work passed the commonly held stereotypes, following the example of the younger generations.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 04/20/1970
Description: Rosemarie Van Camp interviews a young man about the crowd of Students for a Democratic Society members who took over the president of a college's office. Two young men playing trumpet and saxophone. Speakers address a crowd near the Boston Common at an anti-Vietnam War demonstration. Speakers include Paul Parks, Father McMannis, and Kevin White, condemning the war. Mayor White also addresses the recent Kent State shooting and violence on other college campuses. Silent footage of the Northeastern University Law National Law Enforcement Seminar. Sound footage of hippies and other people lying about on a grass lawn listening to a musical performance.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 05/1970
Description: Outtakes of interviews with women at Government Center plaza. They talk about the next day's Women's Strike for Equality and discrimination against women, especially in job opportunities. Some women talk about the downsides of women's rights movements. Interview with man on the separation of men's and women's work. Environs of Women's Strike for Equality at Government Center plaza. Interviews with men watching the strike on the women's liberation movement. Interview with Marine Sergeant on the women in the Marine Corps. Reporter cutways. Woman addresses a crowd by the Anne Hutchinson statue near the Massachusetts State House about women's liberation issues and International Women's Day. Anne Hutchinson's descendant, also named Anne Hutchinson, speaks. Mary Lou Thompson, author of Voices of the New Feminism attends. Connie Burgess, head of the Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation speaks. Governor Frank Sargent speaks in support of these women. Women, including Ms. Freeman address an audience in a talk entitled "Feminism- Past, Present, and Future," covering the history of women's rights and the newly formed rap groups, which give women a place to come together and explore the sexism inherent current society. Outtakes of reporter standup. Women singing and speaking at a rally supporting women's rights and criticizing the Vietnam War. A group of lesbians speak about their alternative lifestyle and community. They shout "888 lives," referring to the Harvard building at 888 Memorial Drive that women had previously taken over to form the "Boston Women's Center."
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 08/1970
Description: Archbishop Madeiros and other clergymen arrives at Cardinal Cushing's residence the night before the installation of Madeiros as Archbishop of Boston. Madeiros makes a speech. Reporter standup.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 10/06/1970
Description: Young Americans for Freedom rally. People march carrying picket signs and American flags. An American military officer speaks to the crowd about every American's responsibility for the military officers overseas. He also asks them to support the war against North Vietnam. A young man speaks to the crowd, asking them to support bringing the troops home and better treatment for those captured in battle. Al Capp addresses the crowd, speaking the need to support captured soldiers no matter what opinion you have about the war overall.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 12/06/1970