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Raw Footage
Sproul Hall Sit-In Documentation 1968 (Part 2 of 2)
Contributing Organization
Pacifica Radio Archives (North Hollywood, California)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/28-ms3jw8721d
Filename
PRA_AAPP_BB2365B_Sproul_Hall_sit-in_part_2
Pacifica Radio Archives (North Hollywood, California)
BB2365B
Description
An unnamed reporter narrates an 1968 anti-racism demonstration at the University of California, Berkeley conducted to protest the decision of the University to deny students credit for a course taught by Eldridge Cleaver. In the fall of 1968, students at University of California at Berkeley invited Black Panthers leader Eldridge Cleaver to come to U.C. Berkeley to teach a course on racism. The Regents of the University of California and Governor Ronald Reagan blocked this movement and sent down a decision that students who took the course would not be given credit for the course. This suppression of the student body's wishes came on the heels of many racially-fueled events on the U.C. Berkeley campus, and finally students decided to protest on October 22, 1968 by staging a sit-in at Sproul Hall. The students of the proposed course to be taught by Cleaver, SA139X, organized to fight what they saw as institutionalized racism. One hundred and twenty one people were arrested, and the next day, another protest in
Broadcast
1968-10-22
Created
1968-10-22
Genres
News
Event Coverage
Topics
Education
News
Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Subjects
University of California, Berkeley -- Students -- History; Racism in higher education--United States; California. Governor (1967-1975 : Reagan); African Americans--Civil rights--History
Creator
KPFA, Producer
Media type
Sound
Duration
0:47:26
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Citation
Chicago: “Sproul Hall Sit-In Documentation 1968 (Part 2 of 2),” 1968-10-22, Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed January 23, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-ms3jw8721d.
MLA: “Sproul Hall Sit-In Documentation 1968 (Part 2 of 2).” 1968-10-22. Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. January 23, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-ms3jw8721d>.
APA: Sproul Hall Sit-In Documentation 1968 (Part 2 of 2). 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-ms3jw8721d