Milk (2008): Last Recording

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The clip last recording from Milk (2008) with Sean Penn, Ashlee Temple

This is Harvey Milk speaking on Fri...
The clip last recording from Milk (2008) with Sean Penn, Ashlee Temple

This is Harvey Milk speaking on Friday, November 18th.
This is only to be played in the event of my death by assassination.
During one of my early campaigns,
I began to open speeches with a line and it became kind of a signature.
My name is Harvey Milk and I want to recruit you.
If I was speaking to a slightly hostile audience or a mostly straight one, I might break the tension with a joke.
I know. I know I'm not what you expected, but I left my high heels at home.
I fully realize that a person who stands for what I stand for, an activist, a gay activist, makes himself the target for someone who is insecure, terrified, afraid and disturbed themselves.
It's a very real possibility you see, because in San Francisco, we have broken a dam of major prejudice in this country.
...room 200. I'm in the mayor's office.
We are trying to ascertain what is happening.
As President of the Board of Supervisors, it's my duty to make this announcement.
Both Mayor Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk have been shot and killed.
I wish I had time to explain all the things that I did.
Almost everything was done with an eye on the gay movement.
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