Senator Eugene McCarthy speech on poverty

About This Item

KPIX-TV news footage from May 28 1968 featuring scenes from a speech by Senator Eugene McCarthy (1916-2005) in Sacramento, CA, whilst campaigning for the Democratic Primary nomination. After citing a statement made by President Johnson which referred to American prosperity, McCarthy points out that: "When the President ... talked about "we", he was not talking about the people who live in the ghettoes of our major cities. For they are locked away from the affluence of American life, treated as Colonial peoples in the midst of a society which has not honored their right and their claim to equality of participation in all of the good things of American life." He goes on to talk about the "bondage" of poverty. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Date
5/28/1968
Format
16mm b&w positive magnetic sound film
Digital Format
mp4 file
Genre
local newsfilm
Copyright Holder
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Duration
1:26
Identifier
KPIX 35587
Views
295

Related Items

Comments

There are not yet any comments on this bundle. Be the first to comment!

Add comment