Huey P. Newton Interviewed by KTVU in Jail

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KTVU News footage from 1968 featuring an interview in jail with co-founder of the Black Panther Party Huey P. Newton, who is currently on trial. He discusses his treatment by police in jail which "has been very abusive" and the support he's receiving from demonstrators outside the Alameda Courthouse in Oakland which has "helped me to keep a high spirit. They are my inspiration." He also explains that his family are permitted to visit him three times per week and reflects that whilst he might not get justice under the current political system, he hopes that his trial will help to "revolutionize this institution." Ends with Newton commenting on how Americans are "embarrassed" over their treatment of "people of color" and with silent views of him sitting behind bars, smoking a cigarette.

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Date aired
Recording medium
16mm b&w, magnetic sound film
Rights for this video belong to
Cox Enterprises Inc/KTVU
Type of material
archival newsfilm
KTVU 15-19

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