Black Panthers at Merritt College (KPIX)

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Note: we have 2 other clips in DIVA which cover this story: KRON 310-3 and KRON 310-3.2. KPIX Eyewitness News footage from July 5th 1967 featuring a press conference by Dr. Clyde E. DeBerry 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), including Huey P. Newton. Also includes voice over commentary from reporter Pat O'Brien, an interview with Superintendent Dr. John Donne about the need for more classes at Merritt College and silent views of Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale and Sid Walton standing with students on the college steps. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

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KPIX 31805

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This was awesome footage to see. Two days before the holiday. Not so much of the violence but the Panthers fighting informants and such trying to undermine agendas of the B.P.P.. -HAiti!

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