On February 17, 1968, community organizers in Oakland rallied for the release of Black Panther Party for Self Defense co-founder Huey P. Newton. Huey Newton was arrested for the killing of a Police officer in Oakland California under highly controversial circumstances when shooting started AFTER his arrest. After this rally you will hear excerpts of today, He would be convicted of voluntary Manslaughter in September of 1968. The charges would later be reversed by the California Supreme Court and several mistrials later Huey P. Newton would be a free man again.
In these two speeches by H. Rap Brown and Stokely Carmichael on February 17, 1968, we hear the VOICE of impatience as the speakers implore the audience to organize in solidarity against LAWS that apply disproportionately Against the Black Community and enforced by a long documented tradition of Police Brutality.
Recorded at the Oakland Auditorium