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Black Power Conference / Pennsylvania #442001

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 02, 1968
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(Studio) Negro orgs. meet at 3rd international conference on black power.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 3,000 blacks meet to speak of more practical ways to use black power. Little unity. [Black United Front speaker Max STANFORD - says group feels conference not addressed to needs of average black. Ldrship. not recognized need to be loyal to black nation Conf. illegitimate of reping. black American' interests.] [Convention Delegate Milton HENRY - says each person here hoped for confrontation with each other.] [Conf. spokesperson Ron KARENGA - says if people come with diverse views and become unified in that diversity, we've succeeded.] Major delegates unified in idea of creating separate, free, independent nation for blacks. Self-exile in China, Robert Williams, formulated idea. [Republican of New Africa Bro. IMAIRI - says have government; only lack land. Have claim in international law to land. We'll do it with international resources, moral and physical help of 3rd world. Do it by grit of people and military and diplomatic strategy.] Great number delegates left unsure of future of black power movement. Most don't feel they'll get separate state. But feel without black unity, racism can't be combatted.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Huntley, Chet;
Tucker, Lem

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