This is a recording of a press conference during which various community members from the Bay Area give statements opposing the Vietnam War and specifically the bombing of Hanoi on April 16, 1972, and then give information about the demonstration being held the next day, April 22, 1972, at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. Larry Bensky is heard asking questions at start and finish of tape. Many speakers reference the National Liberation Front's Seven Point Peace Proposal. Includes statements from the East Bay Women for Peace regarding police brutality at a peaceful demonstration on April 17, 1972 at the Federal Building in San Francisco; Hank Reichman; Delia Alvarez, sister of the longest-held POW in Vietnam; Ted Reid of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War; Angela Davis; questions from the press. About 30 minutes into the recording is a pre-recorded statement Angela Davis made against the Vietnam War, then it returns to the press conference coverage, where questions are asked of Vietnamese students on the panel. Then the press ask questions of Reverend Ralph Abernathy about his involvement with the anti-war movement and his involvement with the Los Angeles peace rally also being held on April 22, 1972. Previously cataloged as "Angela Davis press conference."
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.