Friday, October 20, 2006

The Black Panther Party: 40 Years Later

"My job was one of the most secretive," writes Flores A. Forbes adding, "and to this day most of the people who were in the Party over the years had not a clue as to what I really did…" Years ago, Flores A. Forbes was the youngest member in the Black Panther Party's central committee. Aaron Dixon was the head of the Party's Seattle Chapter. We'll talk to both of them today on Weekday.

To mark the 40th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party, we take an intimate look inside the operation. How did it run? What actions did they take? How are they changed?

Join us to hear their stories.

Guests:

Flores Forbes is the chief strategic officer of the Abyssinian Development Corporation in New York City. He was a member of the Blank Panther Party for 10 years, starting at age 16. He is the author of a new book titled Will You Die with Me? My Life and the Black Panther Party.

Aaron Dixon is the former head of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party and founder/executive director of Central House, a non-profit youth development organization. He is also the Green Party Candidate for U.S. Senate in the upcoming election.
Hear it on KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio:
Black Panther Party: 40 Years Later
10/18/2006

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