Dr. Carlton Goodlett on political power in San Francisco

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KRON-TV News footage from August 4th 1966 featuring scenes from a press conference by Dr. Carlton Goodlett, in which he discusses the need for San Francisco's executive bodies to share power. He states: "I think that the relationship between the negro community and the power structure of this town is such and is similar to that of the Democratic Party: that takes the negro for granted and therefore we get nothing." In response to a reporter describing his proposed tactics as "political blackmail," Goodlett goes onto refelect how: "Stokely Carmichael said move over or we'll move over you. He expressed the ... frustrations of people who for over 20 some years in this town have been attempting to work out peacefully and quietly an adjustment. But with this we haven't been able to do." It should be noted that this was the final day of the 1966 Californian Gubernatorial race between incumbent Pat Brown and challenger Ronald Reagan. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Type of material
local newsfilm
16mm b&w negative magnetic sound film
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Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
Date aired
Originally aired on
KRON 1589-1

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