Columbus Demonstration

Columbus Demonstration
Clip: 318391_1_1
Year Shot: 1972 (Actual Year)
Audio: Yes
Video: Color
Tape Master: 1882
Original Film: WPA 513
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Timecode: 01:20:01 - 01:21:11

Vietnam War protesters jog through a park and halt when they reach the steps of a large federal building. The group is organized with signs and banners. View of people gathered on the steps. There is a large green banner that looks like a dollar bill with Richard Nixon's face in the middle of it. Shot of African-American man speaking into a microphone. Crowd is seated on steps around him. The man expresses the need to spread the anti-war message to the general public. He goes on to say that thus far, the war has only been an issue to students and intellectuals. Distant shot of large crowd applauding the speaker. Shot of reporter on lawn in front of building (State House, State Capitol).