This is a recording of speeches given at a rally held in support of the seven men indicted on conspiracy charges for the October anti-draft demonstrations in Oakland 1967, and also in support of Huey Newton. Speeches by Bobby Seale, Chairman of the Black Panther Party and Black Panther Party co-founder; Bettina Aptheker, Free Speech Leader; Robert Scheer, managing editor of Ramparts Magazine; Bob Avakian, Steering Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party; and John Kelly, professor of U.C. Berkeley Math Department, supporting the anti-draft activities of the Oakland Seven. Held on January 26, 1968 on Sproul Hall Steps at University of California, Berkeley. The Oakland Seven are Frank Bardacke, Terry Cannon, Reese Erlich, Steve Hamilton, Bob Mandel, Jeff Segal, and Mike Smith. Sound levels fluctuate throughout the recording.
Previously written in catalog record: "Held on February 17, 1968 at the Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, California; or February 18, in Los Angeles, California." Re-edited with box label text on 27 Oct 2009.