San Francisco State Strike (KRON rough cuts II)

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Rough cut edits (derived from 16mm 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: mass demonstrations on campus; the student Convocation; Presidents Robert Smith and his sucessor Samuel I Hayakawa giving speeches; a class discussing strike issues, in which a student points out that "The academic community has chosen to ignore it [the needs of ethnic minorities], which is the reason for the disturbances ... Before the campus was closed down we would never be in a class like this"; an interview with Roger Alvarado, who refers to the administration's "cheap promises" and lack of action; and an interview with Dr. Juan Martinez, who explains the drop out rate for ethnic minorities at SF State is very low because they are highly motivated to succeed. A complete and fully edited 16mm print of this film has yet to be found.

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Date aired
Recording medium
16mm color, co-magnetic sound film
Rights for this video belong to
Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
Type of material
archival newsfilm
KRON 474-2

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