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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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  1. African American Civil Rights Workers
  2. African American Leadership
  3. African American Political Activists
  4. African American Prisoners
  5. African American Radicals
  6. African American Social Reformers
  7. African American Women Political Activists
  8. African American Women Social Reformers
  9. African Americans
  10. Airports
  11. Appellate Courts
  12. Appellate Procedure
  13. Atlanta
  14. Atlanta (Ga.)
  15. Black Militant Organizations
  16. Black Nationalism
  17. Black Panther Party
  18. Black Power
  19. Business Relocation
  20. California
  21. Civil Rights
  22. Civil Rights Movements
  23. Civil Rights Workers
  24. Clutchette, John, 1943
  25. Community Activists
  26. Community Life
  27. Courts
  28. Crime
  29. Crime Scene Searches
  30. Criminal Investigation
  31. Criminal Justice, Administration Of
  32. Criminals
  33. Cruelty
  34. Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944
  35. Death And Burial
  36. Defense Measures
  37. Discrimination
  38. Discrimination In Criminal Justice Administration
  39. Drumgo, Fleeta, 1945
  40. Economic Conditions
  41. Evidence, Criminal
  42. Firearms
  43. Food Relief
  44. Georgia
  45. Government
  46. Government Policy
  47. Government, Resistance To
  48. Hilliard, David
  49. History
  50. Imprisonment
  51. Insignia
  52. Investigation
  53. Jackson, George, 1941 1971
  54. Jury
  55. Lost Articles
  56. Magee, Ruchell
  57. Newton, Huey P
  58. Photographers
  59. Photojournalists
  60. Planning
  61. Police Brutality
  62. Police Patrol
  63. Police Power
  64. Political Crimes And Offenses
  65. Political Participation
  66. Political Persecution
  67. Political Prisoners
  68. Politics And Government
  69. Poor
  70. Press Conferences
  71. Prison Reformers
  72. Prisoners
  73. Prisons
  74. Race Relations
  75. Racism
  76. Rehabilitation
  77. Reporters And Reporting
  78. Services For
  79. Social Conditions
  80. Social Movements
  81. Social Reformers
  82. Soledad Brothers
  83. Soledad Correctional Training Facility
  84. Southern States
  85. Surveillance Operations
  86. Theft
  87. Trials
  88. Trials (Conspiracy)
  89. Trials (Manslaughter)
  90. Trials (Murder)
  91. Trials, Litigation, Etc
  92. Uniforms
  93. United States
  94. United States. Federal Bureau Of Investigation
  95. Violence Against
  96. Violent Crimes
  97. Women

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