This video, produced by TAMI, is composed of excerpts from an informal interview with Dr. Freeman voiced over a home movie from his film collection. As scenes play of Barbara Jordan receiving an honorary doctorate at Texas Southern University, Dr. Freeman describes how he met Jordan and his unique relationship with her that spanned several […]
This home movie from El Paso captures scenes of a graduation held at what appears to be St. Patrick Cathedral. Later scenes of a backyard wedding are also included.
This home movie contains footage of a committee meeting and lunch, most likely of faculty and administration of Texas Southern University, at El Chico International Restaurant in Houston, Texas in 1968. Scenes that follow portray commencement ceremonies at TSU that year.
This home movie captures scenes of the Waco Municipal Golf Course and a Baylor University graduation ceremony in the 1940s. Scenes of a group of men and one lady practicing driving on the Waco golf course are followed by scenes of family members gathering on the Baylor campus for commencement.
This home movie captures scenes of the Moore family relaxing and golfing in the yard, operations at one of Lamar Moore’s drilling rigs, and the extended family gathering for the graduation of a Moore family member from Abilene’s Hardin-Simmons University.
The Jimmy Mitchell Family Films, no. 5 – Birthdays and the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Final Review (1957)
This home movie captures scenes of the Mitchell family celebrating birthdays, dancing at home, visiting with friends and family, and going swimming. In one scene, two of the Mitchell girls dress in flapper dresses and dance the Charleston in the living room. The family also visits Texas A&M University where they observe the Corps of […]
Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 53 – Trip to Virginia, Virgina Union University Commencement (1970)
This home movie captures scenes of Dr. Freeman visiting family in Virginia, where he spends time at the family produce market and delivers a guest sermon. Later, footage of commencement ceremonies for Virginia Union University held at the Mosque Theater in Richmond, Virgina is included.
This home movie captures scenes of Cristela Gonzalez’s 8th grade graduation at St. Joseph’s Church in Houston’s 6th Ward. After a serious ceremony at the church, the kids cut loose at the Gonzalez residence with plenty of dancing.
This home movie captures scenes from Texas Southern University’s commencement ceremonies in 1970 and Dr. Freeman walking on campus.