African American hunger strike in San Quentin
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 4th 1969 by Ben Williams at San Quentin state prison (Marin County), featuring a non violent hunger strike by African American inmates. Includes views of San Quentin and scenes of Williams interviewing Warden Jacobs, who explains that between 25 to 65 men from a segregation unit, whom he describes as "black militants," have presented him with a list of 10 demands for improving conditions within the prison.
Added to Bay Area Television Archive on September 26, 2011.
- Originally aired on: KPIX-TV
- Date aired: 10/4/69
- Recording medium: 16mm, color co-magnetic sound film
- Rights for this video belong to: CBS5 KPIX-TV
- Duration: 3:05
- Type of material: archival news film