• Short Summary

    Excellent interview with leading American Civil Rights activist.

  • Description

    Hancock, United States of America

    Close-up of Dr. John L. McCown as he explains his hopes for the future reliant on a society where whites and blacks exist and work side-by-side.

    (Good quote: "I want to see a community where people are concerned only about people...not black, not white, just people")

    Camera zooms out as John McCown outlines differing conditions in America's north and south, and how freedom must come from the south. He also mentions some intriguing ideas about racism as a economic problem rather than a racial problem. He mentions that once the economic problems of the south are dealt with, then the question of racial issues will be able to be tackled properly.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3017.03
    Media URN:
    86161
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1965 - 1970
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:00:00 / 01:10:22:00
    Canister:
    UN 4534 L

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    "John McCowan" in title, text and tags should read John McCown.

    Slightly narrowing the clip's current date range, McCown only arrived in Hancock (the scene of the clip) in 1966, whereupon he began massive poverty-fighting programs.

  2. jamied says

    More of the same interview can be seen in clip 3017.02.

  3. gcopeland says

    Dr. John L. McCown is a pioneer, icon, and trailblazer. His story need to be global known. This Black man should be included wih the other Black leaders past, present, and future, how many Black men in the sixties had their own personal airplane and was the pilot!!!...

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