Kathleen Cleaver Press Conference in Los Angeles

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KPIX Eyewitness news report from August 24th 1972 featuring scenes from a press conference in Los Angeles by Kathleen Cleaver, who has returned to the U.S. from Algeria to testify in the trial of Black Panther Geronimo Pratt. Here she is addressing the status of her husband Eldrige Cleaver as a fugitive and explains that: "The reason I have come back to this country at this time primarily was to begin ... initiating a political and legal campaign to have Eldridge Cleaver returned to this country." Cleaver points out that whilst her husband will agree to stand trial in Alameda County for his part in a 1968 shoot-out with Oakland P.D., he is not willing to return to prison as a  parole violator (as the state has demanded). She also goes on to advise that Eldridge has been receiving death threats. The TV Archive would like to thank guest-intern Siân Williams who repaired, remastered, catalogued and edited this newsfilm for the web.

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KPIX 109410

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