Huggins, Brown, and Seale announce Conference

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KPIX Eyewitness news report from May 22nd, 1972 featuring a press conference with Bobby Seale, Ericka Huggins, and Black Panther Party Minister of Information Elaine Brown. Brown announces the Panthers' Anti-War African Liberation Voter Registration Survival Conference due to take place on June 24, 1972 at the Oakland Auditorium, and due to include a giveaway of 10,000 free bags of groceries, 10,000 sickle cell anemia tests, and a voter registration drive. Seale discusses the impact of the Black Panther Party's community initiatives, or "Survival Programs," and says that the Panthers are planning to increase the programs "on a massive, quantitative scale," especially if they take City Council seats in the upcoming election. Please note there is some audio distortion present. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.

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KPIX 108646

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