Richard Aoki Speaks at TWLF Conference (Updated over a year ago)
KRON-TV news report from March 6th 1969 featuring a press conference by the Third World Liberation Front (TWLF), in which spokesman Richard Aoki (1938-2009) states: "We will settle for nothing less than a full Third World College for the Fall of 1969. Developed by the Third World faculty, by Third World students and Third World community people. We have had a strike. We have a strike. We will continue to strike." The clip also features a second spokesman who declares: "the roadblock to a settlement to this strike now is very clearly in the Chancellor's office." The strike to which he refers began in January 1969 as an effort to establish a black studies department at the University of California, Berkeley, and became a direct action to support the establishment of a Third World College, which would include departments devoted to four major groups: Black Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.
Added to San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive on August 24, 2012.
- Type of material: archival newsfilm
- Duration: 01:21
- Rights for this video belong to: Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
- Recording medium: 16mm color, co-magnetic sound film
- Date aired: 3/6/1969
- Originally aired on: KRON-TV