"Racial Tension" at Tamalpais High School (KRON-TV)

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Film Date
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KRON 1579-1
KRON-TV news footage from October 26, 1966 with reporter Jack Bates in Mill Valley featuring a press conference by the Principal of Tamapais High School Robert H. Prather, who describes the circumstances surrounding a "disturbance" in the parking lot at the end of second lunch period, involving around 40-50 students. He states: "We feel it's a reflection of the general feeling of tension, a spin off from the racial tension of the nation and Bay Area especially and feelings are high." Prather also talks about "race relations" on their campus. Note that KPIX-TV covered the same story on this day. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

This 16mm b&w negative film print was scanned in 4K (4096 x 2970) using a Lasergraphics ScanStation film scanner, in March 2024.
16mm b&w negative, with co-magnetic soundtrack