Protests on SF State Campus & Downtown

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KTVU News report from December 1968 by Andrea Boggs from Mill Valley where Mrs William Pemberton is organizing a Blue Ribbon Campaign in support of President S.I. Hayakawa at SF State College. Followed by a press conference in which Hayakawa announces he’ll make an official statement about adopting measures to deal with campus unrest tomorrow. Mayor Joseph Alioto also makes a statement predicting that a separate Ethnic Studies Department will be established at State in February 1969. There are views of picketers refusing the offer of money from the public at a demonstration in downtown San Francisco and offering them literature instead and then mass demonstrations are seen back on campus, featuring confrontation and arrests. A press conference is given by an eyewitness who saw faculty member George Price being choked and maced whilst being detained by police and there are more scenes of arrests and injured students outside the Library Building. Ends with Hayakawa confirming he will continue to use his discretion about requesting police assistance at SF State.

Type of material
archival newsfilm
16mm color, co-magnetic sound film
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Cox Enterprises Inc/KTVU
Date aired
Originally aired on
KTVU 51-2

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