African American Sit-In at Forest Knolls

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KPIX News report from June 30th 1961 in San Francisco featuring silent views of Willie Brown and his family (including wife Blanche Brown) outside a model home at the Standard Building Company's Forest Knolls housing development. They staged a civil rights sit-in there because the developers refused to show any homes to African Americans. Also includes brief scenes of them meeting with other members of the local African American community, who were supporting their protest.

Movette Film Transfer of San Francisco remastered this 16mm positive film print in December 2017 in 2K resolution (2048x1556 pixels), using a Lasergraphics film scanner. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Originally aired on
KPIX-TV
Date aired
6/30/61
Recording medium
16mm b&w, silent film
1:17
Rights for this video belong to
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Type of material
archival newsfilm
Identifier
KPIX 11075-2K
Views
3487

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