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The revolution will be televised: in High Definition
A generous donation from the Friends of the J. Paul Leonard Library has enabled us to purchase a new 6.5K Lasergraphics ScanStation film scanner. We can now transfer our 16mm film assets in full frame 4K with HDR, producing optimal video quality for long term preservation. Here are samples of the latest TV clips to be remastered using our ScanStation.
Explore the Bay Area's Black History through the political, artistic and revolutionary experience of its African American communities. These selections are taken from the hundreds of clips we preserve relating to Black History.
Groundbreaking Ceremony in Fillmore District for Prince Hall Apartments (1970)
KPIX-TV news footage from June 27, 1970 with reporter Ben Williams featuring scenes from the official groundbreaking ceremony for the Prince Hall Apartments in the Fillmore District, at the intersection of Fillmore Street at Golden Gate Avenue.
Dick Gregory visits San Jose State College (1969)
KPIX-TV news footage from November 24 1969 with reporter Mike Lee featuring brief views of comedian and activist Dick Gregory speaking to an "Intellectual History Since 1865" class at San Jose State College's Centennial Hall, where he has been selected as the college's scholar-in-residence.
The 2nd annual Miss Afro America Beauty Pageant (1968)
KPIX-TV news footage from July 27, 1968 with reporter Ed Arnow featuring scenes of contestants in the 2nd annual Miss Afro America Beauty Pageant taking part in a fashion show in San Francisco's Union Square and posing on a bus in swim suits.
The Raggedy Natural Doll - Unified Enterprises (1972)
KPIX-TV news footage from December 6, 1972 with reporter Belva Davis featuring views of Unified Enterprises employees packing items featured in their line of "Raggedy Natural" Dolls and working to produce silk-screening.