Stokely Carmichael on White "Backlash" and Black Power

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KPIX-TV news footage from November 18 1966 with reporter Nancy Clark featuring scenes from a press conference with civil rights activist and organizer Stokely Carmichael, who in response to a question about white "backlash" states: " I don't think there's any such thing as a backlash. I think that's a rationalization for white America of the racist nature of America." He goes onto reflect on California's voting to approve Proposition 14 in 1964 (overturned by the Supreme Court in 1966) and argues: "That was white people reinforcing their institutions and way of life." Ends with views of Carmichael delivering a speech, in which he defines one aspect of "Black Power" as: "The necessity to reclaim our history and our identity from the cultural terrorism and depradation of self justifying white guilt." This newsfilm reel was originally titled 'Black/White Relations' in the KPIX Newsfilm Shot log for 1966. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Note: this reversal print was transferred in 4K (4096 x 2970) using a Lasergraphics ScanStation film scanner, in May 2021. The same press conference is featured in our film ID number KRON 1600-3.

 

Date
11/18/1966
Format
16mm b&w reversal print, with co-magnetic soundtrack
Digital Format
mp4 file
Genre
local newsfilm
Copyright Holder
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Duration
2:36
Identifier
KPIX 29752
Views
282

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