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The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 13 - Hubert Humphrey Rally in San Antonio (1968)

Richard Avena, Linda Wilson, Rebecca Avena

Silent | 1968

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  •  Entering, decathlete and Olympian Rafer Johnson and Actor Lee Majors 
  •  Rafer Johnson (L) and Singer Chubby Checker (R) at podium 
  •  Actor Lee Majors 
  •  Singer Sonny Bono 
  •  Bono, Majors, and Johnson (L to R) 
  •  Vice-President Hubert Humphrey 
  •  Texas Representative Henry B. Gonzalez to left of Humphrey 
  •  Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Ben Barnes (2nd from right) and Senator Edmund Muskie (far right) 
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This home movie captures scenes of a newborn Rebecca Avena, followed by a 1968 campaign rally for presidential candidate Hubert Humphrey and running mate Ed Muskie. The rally was held at San Antonio’s Alamo Plaza Historic District on October 20, 1968. In addition to Vice-President Humphrey and Senator Muskie, also seen in this footage speaking on the candidates’ behalf are Texas Representative Henry B. Gonzalez, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Ben Barnes, decathlete and Olympian Rafer Johnson, actor Lee Majors, and singers Sonny Bono and Chubby Checker.