Press Conference with Joan Baez and Joan Bridge Baez

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KRON-TV news footage from January 18th 1968 featuring scenes from a press conference by singer and activist Joan Baez, who has just been released from the Santa Rita Rehabilitation Center. Sat next to her mother Joan Bridge Baez (who was in jail with her daughter), Baez describes her experience and reflects on the Vietnam protest movement. This was the singer's second visit to the Rehabilitation Center and they were visited on January 14th by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ends with brief scenes of Joan Bridge Baez sharing her experience of being in jail and specifically directing these comments to those of her generation: "The jail is really peanuts. It's nothing for people like us and they shouldn't be afraid of it."  Note that we also have coverage from this press conference by KPIX-TV, streaming online in DIVA (film reference number KPIX 34420). Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

16mm b&w negative magnetic sound film
Digital Format
mp4 file
local newsfilm
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Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
KRON 1741-5

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