Rare Film of PRINCE at age 11 Discovered at Archival Footage of 1970 Minneapolis Teachers Strike
The date was April 1970. Minneapolis Public Schools educators went on strike.
WCCO restored the film to offer context to the educators strike that happened in the same district just last month.
When WCCO Production Manager Matt Liddy learned 13 minutes of video had been restored from film in 1970, he decided to give it a look.
“I grew up in Minneapolis, so all I cared about was looking at cool old buildings from the place I grew up. Did I recognise my old school? Did I recognise any landmarks?” Liddy said.
His curiosity turned into a discovery when he saw a reporter interviewing kids as teachers picketed in the background next to school. And there was one young boy in particular who answered a question that left Liddy speechless.