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. This positive reversal print was remastered again in August 2021 in 4K resolution (4096x2970), using a 6.5K Lasergraphics film scanner with high dynamic resolution (HDR). 

Type of material
archival newsfilm
16mm b&w co-magnetic silent/sound film
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Date aired
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KPIX 35122

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