Operation Breakthrough at Tamalpais High school

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KPIX Eyewitness News report from February 27th 1967 by Rollin Post and Wanda Ramey at Tamalpais High school in Marin County, featuring a student initiative called Operation Breakthrough, which is aimed at addressing racial tensions and segregation within the 1700 students (10% of which are African American). Includes scenes of students discussing racial issues, a girl being interviewed about her expectations for Operation Breakthrough and brief scenes from a speech by the Right Rev. C. Kilmer Meyers (Episcopal Bishop of California), who defines the issue as: "A personal problem. And a personal problem can be met only by what you're doing. That is face to face ... With no holds barred. With a frank facing of all the stereotypes which white people have of negroes. And indeed the stereotypes which negroes frequently have of white people."

Type of material
archival newsfilm
Duration
4:56
16mm b&w, co-magnetic silent/sound film
Rights for this video belong to
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Date aired
2/27/67
Originally aired on
KPIX-TV
Identifier
KPIX 30504
Views
12648

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