Footage of Mahoney Middle School, including a teacher teaching a class with notes projected onto a screen, boys and girls reading books in the library, cheerleaders and majorettes performing on stage at a pep rally with various school spirit signs and banners on the wall behind them and in the audience.
Home movie in two parts. The first, in color, is an impressionistic picture of buildings, streets and people in downtown Detroit, Michigan, presumably shot around 1962. The second, in black and white, shows scenes shot around the 200th anniversary celebration of the city of Detroit, 1951.
This home movie from 1977 captures scenes from Timpson High School in East Texas. Some students paint a large picture of bear, the school’s mascot, while others congregate in the hallways, dancing and singing.
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 youngest Freeman child, Carter Freeman, graduating from high school in 1976. The family attends the ceremony and celebrates with Carter.
This home movie captures scenes of the University of Texas Centennial Celebration in 1983. Students, faculty, and staff gather on the main campus of UT where the Longhorn Band marches up the six pack to kick off the festivities. A formal ceremony follows where the university governance speaks, including university President Peter T. Flawn.
This home movie captures scenes of the Amherst High School Class of 1957 senior trip to Silverton, Colorado. The young men and women gather at a home in Amherst before taking off by bus to Colorado. Once there, they enjoy scenic views of the mountains, do some hiking, and spend time in downtown Silverton.
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 of a small elementary school class of African-American children taught by African-American teachers in the 1950s. The children sing songs, finger paint, and eat lunch together. This footage is of special significance as very few films exist that document African-American classrooms and schools from this time.
This home movie captures scenes from Texas Southern University’s commencement ceremonies in 1970 and Dr. Freeman walking on campus.