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     Speeches by Cecil Williams and Angela Davis on Prisons and Oppression at
    Bay Area Rally
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Speeches by Cecil Williams and Angela Davis on Prisons and Oppression at Bay Area Rally
Contributing Organization
Pacifica Radio Archives (North Hollywood, California)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/28-833mw28n8t
Description
This is a recording made at an 1972 outdoor rally in the Bay Area featuring speeches by Reverend Cecil Williams and Angela Davis, after the latter's release from prison in June 1972. Angela Davis was known for her involvement in the Black Panther Party and the Communist Party. The recording starts with a woman speaking over a P.A. system, announcing that they have collected 1500 signatures for their petition and want to keep collecting signatures to turn into the Attorney General's office. She then introduces Reverend Cecil Williams, who describes a "genocide against black brothers and sisters" happening within the United States consisting of: wrongful medical testing on black individuals in Alabama, an unjust percentage of black deaths in Vietnam, discrimination against poor people in prison, population control, the ruling against Ruchell Magee, and the San Quentin Six. Angela Davis then speaks on freeing Ruchell Magee and the San Quentin Six, and expresses her opposition to the American prison system. This
Broadcast
1972-00-00
Created
1972-00-00
Asset type
Raw Footage
Genres
News
Interview
Topics
News
Social Issues
Politics and Government
Race and Ethnicity
Subjects
Williams, Cecil, 1929-; Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-; Protests, demonstrations, vigils, etc. -- California; African Americans--Civil rights--History
Creator
KPFA, Producing Organization
Contributor
Williams, Cecil, 1929-, Speaker
Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-, Speaker
Media type
Sound
Duration
0:30:20
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Citation
Chicago: “ Speeches by Cecil Williams and Angela Davis on Prisons and Oppression at Bay Area Rally ,” 1972-00-00, Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed July 20, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-833mw28n8t.
MLA: “ Speeches by Cecil Williams and Angela Davis on Prisons and Oppression at Bay Area Rally .” 1972-00-00. Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. July 20, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-833mw28n8t>.
APA: Speeches by Cecil Williams and Angela Davis on Prisons and Oppression at Bay Area Rally . Boston, MA: Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-833mw28n8t