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Five of Los Siete

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Five of Los Siete
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Five members of Los Siete de la Raza discuss their imprisonment for the killing of San Francisco policeman Joseph Brodnik on May 1, 1970 at a press conference at the San Francisco Hall of Justice in June, 1970. The men discuss their relation to other liberation movements like the Black Panther Party, the politics of their trial, and conditions inside prison. The members of Los Siete de la Raza were Jose Rios, Nelson Rodriguez, Gary Lescallett, Danilo "Bebe" Melendez, Rodolfo Antonio "Tony" Martinez and Mario Martinez (the seventh member, George "Gio" Lopez, was never apprehended). KPFA's Denny Smithson hosts.

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Date Recorded on: 
June 1970.
Date Broadcast on: 
KPFA, 2 Nov. 1970.
Item duration: 
1 reel (54 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono.|54:00
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,
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