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Violence Commission / Newton / Hoffer / Blake #440403

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 25, 1968
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(Studio) Black Panther leader Huey Newton speak by tape recorder to President commission on violence. Says Negroes would wage civil war to gain control of communities. Commission member and longshoreman philosopher, Eric Hoffer, gets into argument with witness assistant sociology professor, Herman Blake, of University California at Santa Cruz.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(DC) [HOFFER - tells of poor childhood. Says he was 1st to write about creating Negro community in 1964.] [BLAKE - asks why Hoffer stops Negroes from becoming community?] [HOFFER - says you must build community.] [BLAKE - says can't build community with whites like you telling us we can't be what we are.] [HOFFER - says community not begun.] [BLAKE - says you've been stopping us.] [Commission mbr., Judge A. Leon HIGGINBOTHAM - says obligated to note how totally in error Hoffer is on elementary data.]

Huntley, Chet

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