Dr West on Hippies (Updated over a year ago)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from September 22nd 1967 at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club, featuring scenes from a speech about hippies by Dr Louis J. West. He discusses the cultural and stylistic influences on the counter-culture movement in Haight-Ashbury and expresses a belief that the African American community is dismissive of what he characterizes as an almost exclusively white, middle-class phenomenon. He paraphrases one African American community leader, who apparently said: "All we want for our people is what these kids have given up." Note: this news report was assigned the title of "Dr West on hippies" by the KPIX-TV news team on the day it was shot. Thanks to Michael Addario for positively identifying Dr West and for sending the URL link below, which features Dr West's speech in full, recorded at the Commonwealth Club of California: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/node/82133.
Added to San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive on January 30, 2014.
- Originally aired on: KPIX-TV
- Date aired: 9/22/67
- Recording medium: 16mm b&w, co-magnetic sound film
- Rights for this video belong to: CBS5 KPIX-TV
- Duration: 2:13
- Type of material: archival newsfilm
- KPIX 33473.mp4 (21.45 MB – MPEG4 video)
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