African American hunger strike in San Quentin

 
Date: 10/4/1969
Reference Number:
KPIX 100350
Format:
16mm newsfilm
Description/Summary:
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 4th 1969 by Ben Williams at San Quentin state prison (Marin County), featuring a non violent hunger strike by African American inmates. Includes views of San Quentin and scenes of Williams interviewing Warden Jacobs, who explains that between 25 to 65 men from a segregation unit, whom he describes as "black militants," have presented him with a list of 10 demands for improving conditions within the prison.
Availability:
Mp4 video file streaming online in DIVA:
https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/sfbatv/bundles/189917
Collection/Copyright Holder:
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Further Details:
Contact resident Film Archivist Alex Cherian (Email: acherian@sfsu.edu)