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Welton Armstead murdered by Seattle pigs

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Creator:Black Panther Party. Seattle Chapter
Creator:University of Washington. Libraries. Digital Initiatives
Title:Welton Armstead murdered by Seattle pigs

Alternative title: Ministry of Information Bulletin #2... Peoples News Service

Calls for: "All Power to the People... Free the Seattle 5... Free Huey, Free Bobby... Seize the Time."

Quote from document: "[Welton] Butch [Armstead] was shot down right before the eyes of his mother and sister. They stood and pleaded helplessly as the racist dog pig Erling Buttedahl took the life of their brother and son. Butch was taken to the infirmary (and robbed of sixty dollars by pig vultures on the way) while Mrs. Mapps and his sister were taken to jail for interfering with murder. The cop was tried and after four hours of deliberating was (in the usual tradition)...acquitted."

Background information: "The most visible local representatives of the nationwide 'Black Power' movement, the Seattle Black Panther Party was formed in April 1968 to oppose what members saw as police-initiated violence against black people. Though they were noted for occasionally carrying firearms and for militant, Marxist rhetoric, the Black Panthers also provided many services to the community. In Seattle, they started a free medical clinic, a prison visitation program, a statewide program to test for sickle-cell anemia, a tutoring program for students and a free-breakfast program for poor kids." ( Black Panther Party, Seattle chapter. (2004, February 09). The Seattle Times.com, http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/blackhistorymonth/2001852570_history09.html )

Background information: Huey Newton, cofounder with Bobby Seale of the Black Panther Party, was in prison for voluntary manslaughter of an Oakland police officer during the "Free Huey" campaign.

Background information: Between 1970 and 1971, Bobby Seale (along with Ericka Hugins) was "tried for the 1969 murder of a Black Panther suspected of being a police informer. The six-month-long trial ended with a hung jury." (Bobby Seale. Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved February 17, 2004, from Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. http://www.search.eb.com/eb/article?eu=3007 )

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Types:Pamphlets | StillImage
Subjects:Armstead, Welton, d. 1968 | Racism--Washington (State)--Seattle | Civil rights--Washington (State)--Seattle | Human rights--Washington (State)--Seattle | Black Panther Party | School breakfast programs--Washington (State)--Seattle | Seattle (Wash.), 47.60621, -122.332071 | King County (Wash.)
Collection:Vietnam War Era Ephemera Collection
Institution:University of Washington's Libraries
Contributors:University of Washington. Libraries. Special Collections Division
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Vietnam War Era Ephemera Collection, Box 4/18. University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.

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