Interview with Bobby Seale at a rally for Huey P. Newton

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KPIX Eyewitness news report from February 26th, 1968 featuring an interview with Bobby Seale and Black Panther Party lawyer Charles Garry, who discuss Huey P. Newton's mounting bail fees and the charges recently brought against Bobby Seale. Garry says, "I believe that this is an effort on the part of the police department in Oakland and Berkeley working conjunctively to prevent and poison the atmosphere for Huey's defense." Also features footage of a rally for Huey P. Newton where Bobby Seale says, "...we're talking about self-defense against the pigs shooting us, but what about self-defense against them railroading us in jail and breaking in our homes...?" Seale continues to say that this will require new tactics and "aggressive political consequences." The clip concludes with a speech given by Stokley Carmichael in which he says, "One loses a bit of manhood with every stale compromise to the authority of any power in which one does not believe. No slave should die a natural death." See also KPIX 34753 and 34748. Note that some audio distortion is present. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.

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KPIX 34759

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Does anybody have a transcript for this? 

HAitiansDoItBetter, reporting the actions of a vanguard party. I just want to say that on a very very ahhh great occasion. God bless Dr. Hurt P. Newton. And God bless us all. And God God bless Fred Hampton. Be well.

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