Congress. House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Subversive Influences in Riots,
Looting, and Burning. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1967, 1968.
Pt. 3-A: Los Angeles - Watts (June 28, 1968).
SuDoc No.: Y4.Un1/2:R47/pt.3a
Date(s) of Hearings: June 28, 1968
Congress and Session: 90th - 2nd
James Harris, a detective for the Los Angeles district attorney's office testified about
the Black Congress and a rally it had sponsored on February 18, 1968 at the Los Angeles Sports
Arena. Detective Harris called the rally an "action which clearly shows the intent of the
sponsoring group to foster ill will between the races." The Black Congress was attended
by several representatives of various black power organizations including Stokely Carmichael
and James Forman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Bobby Seale of the
Black Panther Party, Ronald Dellums of the Berkeley City Council (and future member of Congress)
and Ron Karenga of a militant group called US.
An article from the Communist newspaper People's World is included in the record and
details the sense of world wide unity between African-Americans (and other American minorities
such as Native Americans and Mexican Americans) and the non-white population of the world.
Naturally this included many statements on the war in Vietnam.