Bobby Seale Speech

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KPIX Eyewitness News report from April 7th 1968 featuring a speech by Bobby Seale, in which he points out that African Americans have been fighting for the U.S. government in armed conflicts since the Civil War and they still haven't won their freedom. He also rejects a report in the Sunday Examiner which labeled the Black Panthers as being "anti-white," by declaring that: "We don't hate nobody because of their color. We hate oppression!" It should be noted that James (Bobby) Hutton can be seen standing behind Seale and to the left, wearing a hat. He was killed by the Oakland Police Department on April 6th, 1968. Footage from his funeral and speeches afterwards (by Seale and Marlon Brando) may be seen in news film report KTVU 16, shot on April 17th 1968. Thanks to historical researcher and consultant Paul Lee for positively identifying Bobby Hutton on-screen. We also think that Richard Aoki can be seen standing to the far right of Seale, occasionally coming into view.

Note that Movette Film Transfer of San Francisco remastered a 16mm print of this film in November 2019 in 3K resolution (3840x2160 pixels), using a Lasergraphics film scanner. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Type of material
archival newsfilm
Duration
1:46
16mm b&w co-magnetic silent/sound film
Rights for this video belong to
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Date aired
4/7/1968
Originally aired on
KPIX-TV
Identifier
KPIX 35122-3K
Views
44346

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Wow!  Nothing has changed in 2020.  Hope is still alive👌🏾

Boi y bobby seale look like a newborn duck

In addition to the presence of Bobby Hutton, it also looks like Richard Aoki, Japanese American member of the Panthers, is standing on the far left, wearing sunglasses, coming in and out of view as the camera's frame moves.

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