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Series
Radio Free Alcatraz
Episode
Radio Free Alcatraz 1969-12-31 and 1970-01-05
Contributing Organization
Pacifica Radio Archives (North Hollywood, California)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/28-q23qv3cj2p
Description
This audio tape contains two episodes of the series of news reports on the Indians of All Tribes occupation of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. This occupation is often considered the beginning of the Red Power movement, a movement by American Indians for self-determination, sovereignty, and better reservation conditions during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Indians of All Tribes occupied the island for nineteen months from November 20, 1969 to June 11, 1971, to establish a community and to protest the government's treatment of native peoples. Proclaiming, "We, the native Americans, reclaim the land known as Alcatraz Island in the name of all American Indians by right of discovery...we will purchase said Alcatraz Island for twenty-four dollars ($24) in glass beads and red cloth, a precedent set by the white man's purchase of a similar island about 300 years ago," the occupation brought national attention to past and contemporary injustices. Episode BB5457.03, recorded and broadcast on December 31st, 196
Broadcast
1969-12-31
Broadcast
1970-01-05
Created
1969-12-31
Created
1970-01-05
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Interview
News
Topics
Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
News
Subjects
Indians of North America--Civil rights; Alcatraz Island (Calif.)--History--Indian occupation, 1969-1971; Trudell, John; Indians of North America -- Political activity; Protests, demonstrations, vigils, etc. -- Alcatraz (Calif._; Native American
Creator
KPFA (Radio station : Berkeley, Calif.), Producing Organization
Media type
Sound
Duration
0:28:17
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Citation
Chicago: “Radio Free Alcatraz; Radio Free Alcatraz 1969-12-31 and 1970-01-05,” 1969-12-31, 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-q23qv3cj2p.
MLA: “Radio Free Alcatraz; Radio Free Alcatraz 1969-12-31 and 1970-01-05.” 1969-12-31. 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-q23qv3cj2p>.
APA: Radio Free Alcatraz; Radio Free Alcatraz 1969-12-31 and 1970-01-05. 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-q23qv3cj2p