Black History Exhibition at Oakland Museum (1972)

About This Item

KPIX-TV news footage from February 4, 1972 with reporter Ed Arnow featuring views of a Black History exhibit at Oakland Museum, arranged by their Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Guild. Includes brief views of patrons at the exhibition and an interview with dancer, choreographer, and community activist Ruth Beckford (1925-2019), who emphasizes the historical importance of 60 oral history tapes that have been recorded with members of the Bay Area's black community. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Thanks to Sonja Travick for positively identifying Ruth Beckford in this clip.

Note: this 16mm film print was transferred in 4K (4096 x 2970) using a Lasergraphics ScanStation film scanner, in January 2022.

Date
2/4/1972
Format
16mm color reversal print, with co-magnetic soundtrack
Digital Format
mp4 file
Genre
local newsfilm
Copyright Holder
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Duration
2:00
Identifier
KPIX 107483
Views
968

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