H. Rap Brown & Stokely Carmichael in Oakland

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KQED News report from February 17th 1968 at the Oakland Auditorium, featuring excerpts from speeches on Black Power and African American self-determination by Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown) and Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael). These are delivered as part of the Huey P. Newton birthday rally, to protest Newton's arrest and imprisonment in 1967. Al-Amin states that: "Unlike America would have us believe, the greatest problem confronting this country today is not pollution and bad breath. It's black people! ... You see that's just one of the big lies that America tells you and that you go for because you're chumps!" Ture instructs the audience that: "We must first develop an undying love for our people ... an undying love as is personified in brother Huey P. Newton ... If we do not do that, we will be wiped out." Opens with a brief glimpse of Al-Amin, Ture and James Forman on-stage together. It should be noted that Al-Amin was the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); Forman was the international affairs director of SNCC and the group's former executive secretary and Ture was the former chairman of SNCC, who, during this rally, was appointed as the honorary prime minister of the "Black Nation" (the Oakland-based Black Panther Party (BPP).The magnetic sound recording for this clip has deteriorated and there is minor background distortion throughout. Thanks to historical researcher and consultant Paul Lee for providing background information on Al-Amin and Ture's political philosophy.

Type of material
archival news film
Duration
12:08
16mm b&w co-magnetic sound film
Rights for this video belong to
NCPB/KQED
Date aired
2/17/68
Originally aired on
KQED
Identifier
KQN 567
Views
15157

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where living now the ex black panther's Joseph Terron Bennett , he living in cuba havana in 1972-82 I want contact with he please thanks god bless

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Mr H. Rap Brown

Jamil-i wanted to write a personel letter, i can,t seem to find your address,i once met you on Phil donuhue show--just a hand shake.

would be a great thing to corespond with you hope fully you will  get back --thanks.

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