Adam Clayton Powell on 'A New Breed of Cats'

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KTVU News footage from January 1968 featuring a speech by Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (1908-72), who reflects on the meaning of "Black Power". He identifies a "new breed of cats" in the context of fresh approaches to achieving civil rights. This speech makes reference to the Black Panther Party, Stokely Carmichael, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and several other figures of national importance. Opens with views of Powell getting off an aeroplane and being greeted. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Originally aired on
Date aired
January 1968
Recording medium
16mm co-magentic sound film
Rights for this video belong to
Cox Enterprises Inc/KTVU
Type of material
archival newsfilm
KTVU 56-13

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