African American hunger strike in San Quentin

Date: 10/4/1969
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KPIX 100350
16mm newsfilm
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.
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