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WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Huey Newton commenting on the possibility of moving the Black Panther Party headquarters to Atlanta, Georgia, 1971 September 8

@ Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection

WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)


In this WSB newsfilm clip from September 8, 1971, Black Panther Party minister for defense Huey Newton announces that the Black Panther Party is considering relocating their central headquarters to Atlanta, Georgia; responds to questions about his high-profile trial for voluntary manslaughter in California; acknowledges prominent Black Panther members and allies who have been killed or imprisoned; expresses enthusiasm for working with Atlanta civil rights groups; and presents evidence of his surveillance by law enforcement officials. Newton also opines on political activism, the justice system, drug trafficking, and government transgressions. Multiple segments of the clip appear to be out of sequence, and the audio track is inconsistent; some comments are not completely recorded.The clip, which is approximately eleven minutes long, begins with a press conference in Atlanta, Georgia, where Huey Newton comments "I was so impressed with the people here and the fact that sixty-five percent are black, and the progressive thinking and actions of so many people," and recognizes a local Baptist minister. After a break in the clip, Newton announces that he is in Atlanta "in order to lay the foundation" for a Black Panther Party move to the city. He says that the move "might take place within the next six-month period," noting that he is rushed on his current visit, due to his upcoming trial back in California, referring to his second retrial in a high-profile case where he was charged with the voluntary manslaughter of an Oakland police officer. The conference is held inside of...
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