Black Panthers at Merritt College (KRON)

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Note: we have 2 other clips in DIVA which cover this story: KPIX 31805 and KRON 310-3. KRON-TV news footage from July 5th 1967 featuring a press conference about the need for a Black History curriculum at Merritt College in Oakland being interrupted by a scuffle between a white student and members of the Black Panther Party (Oakland Chapter). Also includes scenes from the resumed press conference in which Sid Walton reflects on what happened and the meaning of 'Black Power." Bobby Seale states that: "One of our principles of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense is that if anyone attacks us we'll certainly act in self defense. And we intend to wipe out our agressor ... resolutely, wholly, thoroughly and completely. Now from here on in it goes ... We had a Nazi over here agitating brother Curtis Baker here. He started to agitating brother Curtis Baker, interrupted and called the brother nigger. You start messin around with the Panthers like that ... I'm sorry, he's gettin his ass kicked!" Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Type of material
local newsfilm
16mm b&w negative magnetic sound film
Rights for this video belong to
Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
Date aired
Originally aired on
KRON 310-3.2

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