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Aaron Dixon oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Seattle, Washington, 2013-05-11

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Creator:Bishop, John Melville (Videographer)
Creator:Cline, David P., 1969-
Creator:Dixon, Aaron Floyd
Title:Aaron Dixon oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Seattle, Washington, 2013-05-11
Date:2013 May 11
Description:

Aaron Dixon describes his childhood in the Midwest and in Seattle and how he became a leader in the Black Panther Party, helping to found the Seattle chapter of the Party. Dixon describes in detail his family history and the influence of oral tradition on his racial consciousness. He discusses the role of the Black Student Union at the University of Washington and details how the murder of Little Bobby Hutton influenced him profoundly and led him to join the Black Panther Party. He describes the Party's influence in Seattle and Oakland, his role in the Party, tensions with the police, tensions among members, and how the goals of the Black Panther Party shifted over the 1960s and 1970s.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Dixon, Elmer | Civil rights movements--United States | Black Panther Party | Civil rights movements--California | African American civil rights workers--California--Interviews | African American civil rights workers--Washington (State)--Interviews | Civil rights movements--Washington (State) | 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_crhp0087/