Huey P. Newton's release from prison

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KPIX Eyewitness news report by Dave Monsees and Pat O'Brien from August 5th, 1970 featuring Huey P. Newton's release from prison. Contains scenes of Newton being mobbed by supporters as he exits the Courthouse, and views of Newton addressing a large crowd of supporters in front of the Alameda County Courthouse in Oakland, followed by a press conference given by Huey P. Newton and his lawyer Charles Garry at Garry's law offices in San Francisco. Flanked by Garry and lawyer Fay Stender, Newton discusses his plans for the future. Also shows a separate press conference given by Garry at the Alameda County Courthouse directly after Newton's bail hearing. Garry discusses Newton's bail, set at $50,000, which he says he feels is too high an amount. Concludes with scenes of David Hilliard and Huey Newton standing on top of a car surrounded by Newton's supporters. Newton addresses his supporters, declaring, "the power is with the people ... If you like what you've done today, I'm asking you to do it again. Do it for the Soledad Brothers!" Note: this report contains sequences of voice only sound, mixed up with the picture and sound footage. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman. Archivist note: in box V63576.

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archival newsfilm
16mm color, co-magnetic sound film
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KPIX 102847

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