Willie L. Brown Jr. Discusses Forest Knolls Sit-in

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Features the earliest TV news coverage of Willie L. Brown, Jr. preserved by the Bay Area Television Archive. Willie Brown discusses his role in the Forest Knolls housing development sit-in strike of May 1961. Willie Brown and his wife Blanche Brown were denied the right to view a model home at the Standard Building Company's Forest Knolls housing development, which spurred a civil rights sit-in strike. Willie Brown admits he is not interested in purchasing a home (in the range of $27,000), but plans to continue the protest in response to what the media refers to as a "cut and dry" case of discrimination.

Movette Film Transfer of San Francisco remastered this 16mm positive film print in December 2017 in 2K resolution (2048x1556 pixels), using a Lasergraphics film scanner. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Type of material
News
Duration
0:02:15
Film: 16mm print
Rights for this video belong to
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Date aired
5/29/1961
Originally aired on
KPIX-TV
Identifier
KPIX 11117
Views
1273

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