Hayakawa's Dismissal of Dr Willard Carpenter

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Dr Willard Carpenter is interviewed by KPIX's Mike Lee at SF State College about his notice of dismissal from President S.I. Hayakawa, claiming it is directly linked to his grading system and membership of the AFT. Hayakawa is seen at a press conference discussing the faculty dismissal notices and denies he had any knowledge of Carpenter's affiliations, followed by a spokesman for the School of Third World Studies declaring to reporters that: "The actions of S.I. Hayakawa and his administration constitute a direct threat against both the school of Third World Studies and more importantly against basic principles of self determination."

1968 SF State Student Strike
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archival news film
16mm color magnetic sound film
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KPIX Eye on the Bay News
KPIX 100762

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Interesting that the speaker for the "School of Third World Studies" made the statement in the last segment of this clip in November of 1969: The School had begun instructional activity in September of 1969 as The School of Ethnic Studies.

While I do not know the identify of the "spokesperson", Mason Wong of ICSA, the Intercollegiate Chinese for Social Action, and Richard Wada of AAPA, the Asian American Political Alliance, are bystanders in this clip.


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