H. Rap Brown on Non-Violence, Self Defense & Freedom

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KTVU News footage from c1967 featuring a press conference with Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (then known as H. Rap Brown), who discusses non-violence, self-defense and freedom. He states that: "We have always had a strong position that individuals are given a God-given right to defend themselves. And what's more they're protected within the framework of the law." He also goes on to declare how: "Freedom cannot be given. It's not, y'know, a welfare commodity. Freedom is something that has to be gotten and taken by the people who are oppressed." When one reporter asks Brown: "Do you have any philosphical differences with Mr [Stokely] Carmichael?" Brown replies: "Not that I know of and if I did, I wouldn't tell you."

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16mm b&w, magnetic silent/sound film
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Cox Enterprises Inc/KTVU
Type of material
archival newsfilm
KTVU 26-5

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