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The funeral of Jonathan Jackson and William Christmas

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Program Title:
The funeral of Jonathan Jackson and William Christmas
PRA Archive #: 
BB2587
Description: 

The funeral service of Jonathan Peter Jackson (1953-1970) and William Arthur Christmas (1943-1970), who were killed in the course of an armed action which they staged during a politically charged trial of prison inmates at the Marin County, California, Hall of Justice, on August 7, 1970. Contents include Master of Ceremonies at the funeral, Father Earl Neil and a eulogy by Huey P. Newton, Black Panther Party co-founder and officer. Services were recorded at St. Augustine's Church, Oakland, California on August 15, 1970. Verses from the song "Seize the Time," by Elaine Brown (a Black Panther officer) are interspersed in this production. Produced by Denny Smithson and Bill Northwood, KPFA.

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1970-08-15
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1970-08-17, 1970-10-20
Item duration: 
00:21:21
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1970.
Rights Summary: 
RESTRICTED. Permissions, licensing requests, Curriculum Initiative, Campus Campaign and all other inquiries should be directed to: Mark Torres, Archives Director, 800-735-0230, Mark@PacificaRadioArchives.org
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