UC Berkeley Social Activism Sound Recording Project: Black Panthers
Pacifica Radio Archives
Actuality of the memorial service of Bobby Hutton (1950-1968), the first Black Panther recruit who was killed in a shootout with the Oakland Police Department. Colin Edwards interviews Louella Cleaver, sister of Eldridge Cleaver, about her reaction to Hutton's and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s deaths. Interviews with youth attendees of the funeral. The service is followed by a rally at Merritt Park organized by the Peace & Freedom Party to protest Hutton's slaying and the arrests of Eldridge Cleaver and Huey P. Newton. Kathleen Cleaver, Ron Dellums, Marlon Brando and Bobby Seale are among the speakers.
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