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Oswald Mosley, British Union of Fascists, Manchester

Cobblestoned streets, Manchester, England. Double decker bus, shops, some signs. Civilian men marching. Small band, people. Some Union Jack flags. 01:08:15 color footage of Oswald Mosley and large rectangular microphone. Speech to closely gathered crowd. Pan of crowd and Manchester brick buildings in background. Red armbands visible. Scuffles, man with bleeding head, bandaged. Speech continues,

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Yousefi Family Collection, no. 5 – The Day the Shah Ran Away (1979)

This home movie captures scenes of Plano’s Yousefi family on January 16, 1979 driving through the streets of Tehran, Iran on the day the Shah was exiled. People line the streets, gathering with great joy, and march together holding signs supporting revolutionary leader Ruhollah Khomeini. The Iranian Revolution culminated on this day with the overthrow

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The Jon Montgomery Collection, no. 11 – Protest Against KKK at State Capitol (1983)

This home movie captures scenes of February 19, 1983, when the Ku Klux Klan marched to the Texas State Capitol Building in Austin. After the Austin City Council made the controversial decision giving the KKK permission to march in downtown Austin, concerned citizens responded with a peaceful march against the Klan. Seen in this film

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The Jon Montgomery Collection, no. 10 – Peace gathering for Iran-Iraq War (1982)

This home movie captures scenes of a peace gathering held in 1982 at Austin’s Wooldridge Square Park in response the Iran-Iraq War. After remaining uninvolved during the first two years of the war, in 1982, President Reagan took Iraq off the list of countries “supporting terrorismâ€ and began to sell them weapons. The protesters in

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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

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