Meeting of the Minds featuring Aaron Dixon

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At 19 years old, Aaron Dixon founded the Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther Party, the first chapter of the Party outside of California. Among other actions, he also co-founded the Northwest’s first Black Student Union, ran for United States Senate, and served as personal bodyguard to Elaine Brown (Black Panther Party Chairwoman- 1974-1978). In this episode, we discuss Aaron’s experiences from being in the first wave of children to integrate Seattle schools to avoiding assassination as a Black Panther captain. We’ll hear about tools the Seattle Panthers employed for community policing, the history of how the BPP infiltrated Oakland’s political infrastructure, and more.

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