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Title
The battle for People's Park: round one (Episode 1 of 8)
Creator
Smithson, Denny
Amyx, Carol
Kaufman, Don
Reynolds, Malvina
Siegel, Dan
York, Dick
Date Created and/or Issued
1969-05-15
1970-05-15
Publication Information
Pacifica Radio Archives
Contributing Institution
Pacifica Radio Archives
Collection
California Revealed from Pacifica Radio Archives
Rights Information
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Rights Holder and Contact
Pacifica Radio Archives
Rights Notes
Notice for copyright claimants: The Pacifica Radio Archives will honor all takedown requests in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable intellectual copyright laws. Please send all copyright inquiries to info@pacificaradioarchives.org or to the Archives' physical address at: 3729 Cahuenga Boulevard West, North Hollywood, CA, 91604 c/o Archives Director for review. Claimants are advised to leave detailed contact information including name, telephone number, e-mail address, and/or physical address where they may be reached, as well as all information pertaining to the specific nature of the complaint.
Date of Copyright
1970
Description
A documentary of Bloody Thursday, May 15, 1969, in Berkeley when the University of California built a fence around a plot of land it owned which had been changed from a muddy lot to a People's Park by members of the community. Students and other supporters of the user-developed park demonstrated on campus and Telegraph Avenue to protest the University's actions. Police were called to disperse the demonstrators and shotguns, as well as tear gas, were used. This program was produced from tapes of the live coverage of the events of May 15 by Carol Amyx and Don Kaufman, and it is narrated by Carol Amyx. The program aired a year after the incident, as part of a series of programs on Pacifica Radio's KPFA-FM examining what happened that day. Features speeches by the Reverend Dick York, from the Berkeley Free Church, and Dan Siegel, president of the Associated Students of UC Berkeley, as well as audio of the march as it proceeded from Sproul Plaza towards People's Park (narrated by Denny Smithson). Tape ends with Malvina Reynolds performing """"God Bless the Grass.""""
Type
sound
Format
Master
Mono
1/4 inch audio tape
Extent
1 Tape of 1
Identifier
BB2422.01
canhpra_000027
Language
English
Subject
Protests, demonstrations, vigils--Berkeley (Calif.)
Police--Berkeley (Calif.)--Complaints against
Smithson, Denny
Amyx, Carol
Kaufman, Don
Reynolds, Malvina
York, Dick
Siegel, Dan
Provenance
Pacifica Radio Archives
California Revealed is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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