KPIX Eyewitness news report from September 18th, 1971 featuring footage of a boycott of Bill's Liquor, an African-American-owned liquor store on Grove Street in Oakland, over the owner's refusal to make a weekly donation of money to the Black Panther Party's community initiatives, or "Survival Programs." Features scenes of the Black Panther Party distributing free goods, including groceries and shoes, to members of the black community at the rally. Includes an interview with liquor store owner Bill Boyette, who claims the rally is a "grand stand play" to win support for the Survival Programs by convincing the public that they're "a bunch of nice guys," when in fact Boyette believes that is a deliberate misrepresentation of the Black Panther Party. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.
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