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.
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