The Five Cities of June, 1963

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The Five Cities of June, 1963
June 1963
Motion picture narrated by Charlton Heston and focusing on the national and international scene during the month of June, 1963. Events covered include activities at the Vatican, with the election and coronation of Pope Paul VI as successor to the late Pope John XXIII, the launching of a Soviet rocket and background on the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union, battles in South Vietnam between Communists and South Vietnamese soldiers, the integration of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, with the admission of African-American students Vivian Malone and James Hood while Alabama Governor George C. Wallace stood by in opposition, and President John F. Kennedy's trip to Berlin, Germany, and his remarks upon signing the Golden Book at the Rathaus Schöneberg on Rudolph Wilde Platz. In his remarks President Kennedy famously proclaims, "Ich bin ein Berliner." Directed by: Walter de Hoog and Bruce Herschensohn. Screenplay and Music by: Bruce Herschensohn. Narrated by: Charlton Heston. "A News of the Day Production."
3 film reels (color; sound; 35 mm; 966 feet; 36 minutes)
Public Domain
National Archives and Records Administration. Office of Presidential Libraries. John F. Kennedy Library. (04/01/1985- )