San Francisco State Strike (KRON rough cuts I)

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Rough cut edits (derived from 16mm b&w negative and color positive film) of a KRON-TV Assignment Four documentary from 1968/9, which looks at the San Francisco State College student strike. Includes scenes featuring: a press conference with Dr. Joseph White; a press conference with George Mason Murray, who states that "If the Chancellor doesn't feel that I should teach, then he's gonna have to come into the classroom and take me out or send the pigs in to take me out. And no black person will tolerate that"; a to-camera summary of the current situation at State by KRON reporter Dave Valentine; interviews with Dr. Devere Pentony, who points out that Murray was hired for his specialist ability to teach students from minority backgrounds; crowds outside the Administration building shouting "re-hire Murray now!"; the student Convocation (with Jerry Varnado and others speaking); an interview with Roger Alvarado, who expresses frustration with the whole negotiation process, reflecting that "They can't even talk to us without their faces getting all red. Really ... We upset 'em. We upset 'em. Just by the way we look. Just by our color" and an interview with a student who discusses social stereotypes and the college system, whilst trying to frame the student strike within a bigger picture. A complete and fully edited 16mm print of this film has yet to be found.

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Date aired
Recording medium
16mm b&w and color, optical sound/silent film
Rights for this video belong to
Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
Type of material
documentary film
KRON 474-1

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