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Decision: The Conflicts of Harry S. Truman - Man from Missouri, Episode No. 14

Administrative Information

Original Format(s)
Motion Picture
Footage
907 feet
Running Time
26 minutes
Film Gauge
16mm
Sound
sound
Color
Black & White
Produced by
Columbia Pictures - Ben Gradus in association with Screen Gems And David Noyes
Restrictions
Restricted
Description

Episode 14. Man from Missouri. This episode covers civil rights and the desegregation of the armed forces.

Date(s)
1964

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Moving Image Type
Motion Picture

Shot List

  • Reel 1
: 0   Abraham Lincoln.
:25   Thomas Jefferson; White House; slavery.
:40   Harry S. Truman appears - comments - notes Missouri is Southern and ancestors owned slaves; story of his mother and Lincoln's bed.
1:40   Truman being sworn in.
1:50   Scenes involving Negro plight.
2:16   Truman comments on lynching and need for civil rights.
2:45   Truman reviews troops.
3:05   Truman comments - equal treatment in Armed Forces.
3:20   Credits.
4:00   Harry S. Truman comments - growing up - Black cook.
4:49   Southern Dixiecrat scenes.
5:18   Truman in National Guard uniform and comments on not wearing uniform in Grandmother's house.
5:40   Blacks in fields - cotton - sharecropper's huts - Ghettoes, economic discrimination.
7:05   Truman comments - Constitution is color blind; do what is right.
8:20   Integrated school: Truman comments on.
8:20   Scene of Nazi's.
8:45   Truman comments on Nazi prisoners going to white dining car and Black guard had no food because train was segregated.
9:55   Truman in Kansas City or Independence; appointment of Civil Rights Committee.
10:30   Gap in film.
10:40   Arson scenes and anti-Black slogans.
11:05   Truman comments.
11:23   Narrator comments on Constitution.
11:36   J. Edgar Hoover testifies about beating of Negroes.
11:45   Riot scenes and aftermath.
12:15   White House scene.
12:28   Truman signs - integration of armed forces.
12:42   Truman comments on report of.
13:00   Troops - segregation of - to be ended.
13:30   Truman comments on Committee on Civil Rights.
13:55   Omar Bradley - opposed integration of armed forces.
14:13   Truman comments on study of segregation in armed forces. Importance of individual in U.S.
15:25   Black troops in battle - World War II.
16:43   Truman comments on Executive Order to end segregation.
17:00   Kenneth Royall, Secretary of the Army, announces policy.
17:25   Truman comments - cites Eisenhower's conclusion on trend in military.
18:10   Senator quoted - conservative - Senator Burnet R. Maybank.
18:45   Truman comments - Negroes began to express their opinions with President on their side.
19:28   Gap in film. Representative Adam Clayton Powell - Black ministers.
20:00   Black pickets in front of White House; refused to bear arms.
20:05   Truman comments on support of opposition.
21:07   Civil Rights platform in 1948 convention and Strom Thurmond's reaction.
21:53   President Truman speaks.
22:00   Representative Tom Abernathy criticizes program.
22:29   President Truman speaks.
22:40   1948 convention - opposition and Truman comments on Executive Order and basic fairness of American people.