Willie Brown at Bayview Community Center

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KPIX Eyewitness News report from September 30th 1966 by Pat O'Brien, outside the Bayview Community Center, featuring an interview with Willie Brown, about the recent social uprising in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood. Brown is in the process of explaining how economic deprivation needs to be addressed in the African American community when he is interrupted by a police officer, who moves them along because residents are becoming increasingly angry about the presence of news cameras. As the cameraman walks away (still shooting), one man shouts: "We don't wanna talk to you ... take the cameras away ... you ain't doing nothing but drawing a crowd to yourself!" Also includes brief scenes of a local youth being interviewed and asked if he wants to "kill some white people." He goes on to state: "I wouldn't trust a white man as long as I live. Never again. I know I gotta go to him for a job. I know I gotta go to a white man's school ... but if they don't wanna treat me right, I ain't got to beg ... I got pride!" Ends with brief, silent views of police in the neighborhood.

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archival newsfilm
16mm b&w, co-magnetic silent/sound film
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KPIX 28387

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