African American models picket Channel 2

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KTVU News footage from September 1968 featuring views of African American models picketing outside KTVU Channel 2 in Oakland, in an attempt to get television coverage of their fight to secure jobs in the Bay Area's TV and advertising industry. A spokeswoman states that: "We're trying to get news coverage to let people out in the audience, the advertising firms know that these black women are qualified for jobs in TV." Includes views of the models picketing and holding up signs, one of which reads "Black is Beautiful." Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Originally aired on
Date aired
September 1968
Recording medium
16mm co-magentic sound film
Rights for this video belong to
Cox Enterprises Inc/KTVU
Type of material
archival newsfilm
KTVU 84-15

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