Dr West on Hippies

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KPIX Eyewitness News report from September 22nd 1967 at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club, featuring scenes from a speech about hippies by Dr Louis J. West. He discusses the cultural and stylistic influences on the counter-culture movement in Haight-Ashbury and expresses a belief that the African American community is dismissive of what he characterizes as an almost exclusively white, middle-class phenomenon. He paraphrases one African American community leader, who apparently said: "All we want for our people is what these kids have given up." Note: this news report was assigned the title of "Dr West on hippies" by the KPIX-TV news team on the day it was shot. Thanks to Michael Addario for positively identifying Dr West and for sending the URL link below, which features Dr West's speech in full, recorded at the Commonwealth Club of California: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/node/82133.

Type of material
archival newsfilm
Duration
2:13
16mm b&w, co-magnetic sound film
Rights for this video belong to
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Date aired
9/22/67
Originally aired on
KPIX-TV
Identifier
KPIX 33473
Views
3750

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