Priest discusses Black Panther persecution
KPIX Eyewitness news report by Don Knapp from December 11th, 1969 featuring a priest speaking at a press conference who makes a plea for the authorities "to exercise maximum discpline and restraint" and "to be just to every person, without reference to race." The priest goes on to assert that he believes the Black Panthers are being persecuted by the government and police, offering recent violence against Black Panther Party members in Chicago and Los Angeles. Please note there is some audio distortion present. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.
Added to Bay Area Television Archive on August 8, 2012.
- Originally aired on: KPIX-TV
- Date aired: 12/11/1969
- Recording medium: 16mm color, co-magnetic sound film
- Rights for this video belong to: CBS5 KPIX-TV
- Duration: 02:42
- Type of material: archival newsfilm