Spectators on shore of Lake Merritt, in Oakland, California, watch demonstration of British-built hovercraft scheduled to carry commuters between San Francisco and Oakland. This will be the first commercial use of hovercraft in the U.S.A. Various views of the hovercraft in operation, including from inside the vehicle. Its ability to float, with engine stopped, is demonstrated. Narrator comments that the hovercraft can operate over any surface.
An all girls baseball match in Oakland, California. Teams of young women from Niles and Oakland play a baseball game in Oakland, California. Niles defeats Oakland 27-4.
Narrator speaks on 'why black Americans should fight for their rights' and presents a list of demands of the Black Panther Party in the United States. View of residential areas in Oakland, California. Vehicular traffic on streets. African American children playing in a park. Black Panther Party members give the 'black power' salute and carry banners reading 'Free Huey' as they demonstrate outside the Alameda County Court House. White policemen on motorcycles and on guard. Black Panther Party's posters.
Images of destruction of Black Panter Party National Headquarters Office in 1968, by Oakland, California, police. Black American male image seen through broken window and another through window with gun shot hole in it. "Black Panthers" printed on signs in background. Scenes accompanied by drum beats. Huey P. Newton, one of the Black Panther Party founders speaks about police brutality in Oakland, California, United States. He is speaking from an anteroom adjacent to Oakland Police headquarters. Police officers can be seen in their offices, through windows in the room.
Amelia Earhart takes off from the U.S. Naval Air Station in Oakland, California in her Lockheed Electra aircraft, to begin her round-the-world flight. The runway and ramp contain small puddles of water from a recent rain shower. Aerial views from another airplane of the Lockheed Electra as it flies over the Oakland area of California. View of Oakland Bay Bridge.(These were probably shot on March 13th during their checkout flight.) In separate scenes, prior to departure, on the ground, Amelia talks with her husband, George P. Putnam.
Sewers in the back yards of a residential area in Oakland, California. Police car drives by. Congressman Ron Dellums speaks in his office about police brutality on black Americans during 1960s. Panther Party's demonstration outside the Alameda County Court House during 1960s. Oakland Police Department's chief Charles gain speaks in his office. Meeting between Oakland Police Department and civilians. Deputy Chief Thomas Donohue speaks.