An interview with Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong

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An interview with Senior District Court Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong by Emmy award winning journalist Valerie Coleman Morris, on October 7th 2016 at Oakland's Federal Courthouse 1. Judge Armstrong was first interviewed by Coleman Morris in December 1970 for Ch.4 KRON-TV, whilst training to become the Oakland Police Department's first African American policewoman. Judge Armstrong reflects on a lifetime of public service which spans almost 50 years, discussing: her upbringing, education and training to be Oakland's first African American police woman; encountering sexual discrimination and double standards in the workplace; studying the law at the University of San Francisco's School of Law; her enjoyment of working in the courtroom as a trial attorney; her personal relationships and philosophy; mentoring new generations of lawyers for over 25 years with Justice Martin Jenkins and the 'fireside chats' program; obtaining a Masters in Divinity in 2012 and the role of divine intervention in her life and career. The videographer for this interview was Andrew Corpuz and the broadcast engineer was Alex Orr. Produced and edited by film archivist Alex Cherian. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Please note: the KRON-TV report from December 1970 on Judge Armstrong being recruited by OPD can be viewed online in DIVA from our film reference number KRON 2570-15-2K.

Originally aired on
SFSU
Date aired
10/7/2016
Recording medium
AVCHD video
23:35
Rights for this video belong to
San Francisco State University
Type of material
interview
Views
1824

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