ShowOmali Yeshitela Speaks (NOTE: This download is password protected and available to subscribers)
Broadcast TitleReplay - O.J. Simpson Found Not Guilty of Murder; Black vs. White Opinion
Broadcast Date2014-06-15
Record Date1995-10-05
SummaryThis week, on the 20th anniversary of the June 12, 1994 murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman, corporate media throughout the U.S. is busy revisiting and agonizing over what they're calling the "trial of the century". Public opinion was split along racial lines, with black people overwhelming calling for acquittal while the white community demanded a guilty verdict. After an 8-month trial, a jury acquitted O.J. Simpson on October 3, 1995. On October 5, 1995, African Socialist International Chairman Omali Yeshitela spoke to a public forum on the political significance of the "not guilty" verdict in the O.J. Simpson murder trial and the opposing views of black and white communities towards the case. The forum was held at the Uhuru House in St. Petersburg, Florida.