Huey P. Newton on the eve of his release (1970)

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KRON-TV Newswatch footage from August 4th 1970 featuring an interview by Mike Mills with co-founder of the Black Panther Party Huey P. Newton, who is about to be released after spending over 2 years in jail. Newton states his intention to expand the work of the Black Panther Party, especially with international partners who are challenging what he refers to as "American imperialism." He goes onto describe how the Panther Party will offer to send troops to help fight against U.S. aggression in Vietnam and explains his domestic and foreign political philosophy in more detail. You can watch what happened the next day, when Newton was released from the Alameda Courthouse in KPIX 102847. Ends with brief silent views of Mills and another reporter listening to Newton. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

This 16mm color reversal film print was re-transferred in 4K (4096 x 2970) using a Lasergraphics ScanStation film scanner, in August 2023.

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Date aired
Recording medium
16mm color magnetic sound film
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Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
Type of material
local newsfilm
KRON 2450-1

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