Mayor John Shelley Addresses African American Community

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KTVU News footage from 1966 featuring scenes from a press conferene by Mayor John Shelley in San Francisco, in which he appeals for calm in the African American community. Teenager Matthew 'Peanut' Johnson was killed by police on September 27th in Bayview Hunters Point, causing residents to violently protest in a social uprising and the National Guard was called out. Shelley cautions that: "reoccurances of this type are going to fan a flame of hate, resentment and retaliation." Please note: there were technical problems with the original audio recording on this camera footage.

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Date aired
Recording medium
16mm b&w, magnetic silent/sound film
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Cox Enterprises Inc/KTVU
Type of material
archival newsfilm
KTVU 26-14

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