• Short Summary

    United States black militant Angela Davis, accused of being involved in a fatal court-house kidnapping and shooting in California in 1970, has claimed her release from jail on bail as "a victory for the people".

  • Description

    United States black militant Angela Davis, accused of being involved in a fatal court-house kidnapping and shooting in California in 1970, has claimed her release from jail on bail as "a victory for the people". Speaking at a news conference in Los Angeles on Thursday (February 24), she said she considered herself a political prisoner, as she had been held without bail for sixteen months pending trial -- which was due to begin on Monday (February 28).

    She looked forward to a "larger victory" by being acquitted, she told newsmen.

    This film shows Miss Davis speaking at the conference shortly after being released on bail of nearly GBP40,000 (sterling) following abolition of the death penalty in California. Under the law, prisoners held on capital charges -- like Miss Davis -- could not be granted bail.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6GBSU0HJNGGLXQJZM4WT44348
    Media URN:
    VLVA6GBSU0HJNGGLXQJZM4WT44348
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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