Dick Gregory supports AIM Civil Rights objectives

Jan 19, 1974 —
Topics: Politics
Dennis Hamilton

Human Rights activist Dick Gregory, speaking in Fargo-Moorehead, talks about his support of the American Indian Movement, its parallels with the black Civil Rights movement, unhealthy conditions on the reservation, and his hopes for a fair trial for Wounded Knee defendants. He also discusses campus unrest around the country.

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