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Elmer Dixon oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Seattle, Washington, 2013-02-28

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Dixon, Elmer
Creator:Cline, David P., 1969-
Title:Elmer Dixon oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Seattle, Washington, 2013-02-28
Date:2013 Feb. 28
Description:

Elmer Dixon discusses his childhood in Chicago, Illinois and Seattle, Washington, where he marched with Martin Luther King, Jr., and heard Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) leader Stokely Carmichael speak. At 17 he met Black Panthers Bobby Seale and Huey Newton in Oakland and established, with his brother Aaron Dixon as Defense Captain, the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party. Dixon discusses his work with the Panthers, the survival of several of the programs he started, including a health clinic, his work after the Panther chapter closed down in 1978, and his current position as director of an executive consulting firm specializing in diversity issues.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Seale, Bobby, 1936- | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Carmichael, Stokely | Dixon, Aaron Floyd | Newton, Huey P. | Civil rights movements--United States | Black Panther Party | Civil rights movements--California | African American civil rights workers--California--Interviews | Seattle (Wash.), 47.60621, -122.332071 | King County (Wash.)
Collection:Civil Rights History Project
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:American Folklife Center
Original Material:

Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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Forms part of online collection: Civil Rights History Project

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0057/