Oakland Mayoral Runoff Election Result II (1973)

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KPIX-TV news footage from May 14th 1973 featuring scenes of incumbent Mayor of Oakland John Reading speaking to reporters after winning Oakland's mayoral runoff election, against Founding Chairman and national organizer of the Black Panther Party Bobby Seale. Reading states that economics were more important than social factors in determining this result and insists: "The election was based on issues, rather than race." He also expresses the hope that he can find some common ground to work with Seale in future. Seale is shown speaking to his supporters, telling them: "You have what we call a people's victory. The people in our community and the city of Oakland. They like people to make concession speeches. I don't make concessions, 'cos I will not concede ... the rights of human beings."

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

Date
5/14/1973
Format
16mm color magnetic sound film
Digital Format
mp4 file
Genre
local newsfilm
Copyright Holder
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Duration
2:30
Identifier
KPIX 112215-2K
Views
319

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