8.5 in HIGH x 14 in WIDE
(21.59 cm HIGH x 35.56 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

Photograph of a rally to free Huey Newton which took place in front of the Alameda County Court House in Oakland. People are carrying signs that say "Free Huey". A woman is standing on top of a car speaking in a megaphone. You can see the Kaiser Auditorium in the background. It is a mixed crowd. This photograph was printed in the July 15 newspaper; the caption read: "Supporters of Huey P. Newton massed in front of and around Alameda County Court House today awaiting the beginning of his murder trial." The article reports that more than 2,000 Newton supporters were in attendance.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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This artifiact is part of the OMCA's Picture This website. More about the context and history of this artifacts is available at Picture This

About the Picture This web project: California's Perspectives on American History is a resource for teachers and students to learn about the experiences of diverse peoples of California by using primary source images from the Oakland Museum of California's collections. Organized into eleven time periods spanning from pre-1769 to the present, more than 300 photographs, drawings, posters, and prints tell stories from the perspectives of different ethnic groups. Historical contexts are provided to offer a framework of California's role in relation to American history.

The National Archives state that primary sources, "fascinate students because they are real and they are personal: history is humanized through them." Picture This invites students to examine the historical record, encouraging them to connect history with real people and explore how images tell stories and convey historical evidence about the human experience. History becomes more than just a series of facts, dates, and events.      

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