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Rally for the Oakland Seven and Huey Newton in Berkeley, California
Contributing Organization
Pacifica Radio Archives (North Hollywood, California)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/28-ft8df6kf9j
Description
This is a recording of speeches given at a rally on January 26, 1968 on Sproul Hall Steps at University of California, Berkeley calling for the release of the Oakland Seven and Huey Newton, the co-founder of the Black Panthers. The Oakland Seven, consisting of Frank Bardacke, Terry Cannon, Reese Erlich, Steve Hamilton, Bob Mandel, Jeff Segal, and Mike Smith, had been indicted and held on conspiracy charges for the October 1967 anti-draft demonstrations in Oakland. The group would be acquitted in 1969. Huey Newton was imprisoned and awaiting trial for allegedly killing an Oakland police officer during a traffic stop, a charge that was overturned in a 1970 appeal. In the recording, speakers condemn police brutality against black individuals and anti-draft demonstrators, and call for these groups to unify and jointly advocate for release of Huey Newton and the arrested demonstrators. Speakers include Bobby Seale, Chairman of the Black Panther Party and Black Panther Party co-founder; Bettina Aptheker, Free Speec
Broadcast
1968-03-26
Created
1968-01-26
Genres
Event Coverage
Topics
Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
War and Conflict
Public Affairs
Subjects
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements; African Americans--Civil rights--History
Creator
KPFA (Radio station : Berkeley, Calif.), Producing Organization
Contributor
Aptheker, Bettina, , Speaker
Scheer, Robert, Ramparts Magazine , Speaker
Seale, Bobby, 1936-, Black Panther Party , Speaker
Avakian,Bob, Steering Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party , Speaker
Kelly, John, University of California Berkeley , Speaker
Media type
Sound
Duration
0:43:43
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Citation
Chicago: “Rally for the Oakland Seven and Huey Newton in Berkeley, California,” 1968-03-26, Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed September 20, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-ft8df6kf9j.
MLA: “Rally for the Oakland Seven and Huey Newton in Berkeley, California.” 1968-03-26. Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. September 20, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-ft8df6kf9j>.
APA: Rally for the Oakland Seven and Huey Newton in Berkeley, California. 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-ft8df6kf9j