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 […]
Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 61 – Christmas at Mt. Horem, Evel Knievel at the Astrodome (1970-71)
This home movie captures scenes of the Freemans celebrating Christmas at Mt. Horem Church in 1970. Also included is footage of Evel Knievel’s historic 13 car jump at the Houston Astrodome in 1971.
This home movie captures scenes of the Bentsen family posing in a thriving flower garden among rose bushes and papaya trees. Views of the house and grounds are also recorded, as well as footage of the children on horseback. Scenes of floats lining up for the Texas Citrus Fiesta parade are later included.
The J. Richard Avena and Linda Wilson Collection, no. 1 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Funeral Procession
This home movie captures scenes of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral procession in Atlanta, Georgia on April 9, 1968. After a restricted service at Ebenezer Baptist Church (the church could only hold 1,300 people), where both Martin Luther King, Sr. and Jr. were pastors, a procession made its way to Morehouse College, King’s alma […]
This home movie captures scenes of a pageant and dance reception. A young boy and girl are both crowned and seated on thrones during a ceremony, then adult couples dance to live music.
The Jon Montgomery Collection, no. 13 – Austin Memorial and March for Martin Luther King, Jr. (1968)
This home movie captures scenes of a memorial service and march held in Austin upon the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in April of 1968. Hundreds gather for the service on the University of Texas campus, where community leaders speak. The entire congregation then marches down Guadalupe Street to the Texas State Capitol in […]
This home movie captures scenes of a 1950s Valentine’s Day party in DeKalb, Texas. A Valentine’s Day king and queen are crowned and young people play some parlor games.