Eldridge Cleaver Released From Vacaville

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KRON-TV news footage from June 12th 1968 featuring a press conference with the Black Panther Party's Minister of Information Eldridge Cleaver, who has been imprisoned at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville since April 6th, following a gun battle with police in Oakland. Cleaver was released on the order of Superior Court Judge Raymond J. Sherwin and his attorney Charles Garry explains points of law which led to this action. Cleaver talks about: his experiences in jail; the right to express our political beliefs; the Panther Party's plans to set Huey P. Newton free from jail; Oakland Police Chief Charles Gain and his intention to seek the Peace and Freedom Party's Presidential nomination.

Note that Movette Film Transfer of San Francisco remastered a 16mm negative print of this film in December 2018 in 2K resolution (2048x1556 pixels), using a Lasergraphics film scanner. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

16mm b&w negative magnetic sound film
Digital Format
mp4 file
local newsfilm
Copyright Holder
Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
KRON 1838-2-2K

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