William E. Dunbar video interview and biography

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William E. Dunbar video interview and biography

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Billy Dunbar is a member of the Chicago Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP). He is from the south side of Chicago. He keeps up with all the political events related to the BPP and the Rainbow Coalition, including the era of their origins. Mr. Dunbar is also a founding member of the Illinois BPP History Project, which is currently conducting oral histories to document the Chicago Chapter, so that the work of their members is not forgotten. Their project also wants the public to remember the impact that BPP Chairman Fred Hampton not only had on the African American community but on other communities of color and the poor. Mr. Dunbar is also a businessman. Today he owns a copy center.Chicago BPP Chairman Fred Hampton and BPP member Mark Clark were murdered in a predawn raid on December 4, 1969. Prior to his death, Mr. Hampton started a Rainbow Coalition, which was nurtured by Bobby Lee. The original members included the Young Patriots, a group of Hillbillies or southern whites from the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago of whom many had migrated from Appalachia and other southern areas, and the Young Lords from Lincoln Park. The Young Lords first met Fred Hampton at John Boelter’s and Ralph Rivera’s home and joined the Rainbow Coalition directly through Fred Hampton. Bobby Lee who was the BPP Field Marshall then began working more directly with José “Cha-Cha” Jiménez and the Young Lords in Lincoln Park.

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2012-07-15

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Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Contributor

Jiménez, José, 1948-

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RHC-65_Dunbar_William

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video/mp4
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Moving Image
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Language

eng

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William E. Dunbar vídeo entrevista y biografía

Sujetos

Young Lords (Organización)
Puertorriqueños--Estados Unidos
Derechos civiles--Estados Unidos--Historia
Lincoln Park (Chicago, Ill.)
Afro-Americanos--Relatos personales
Justicia social
Activistas comunitarios--Illinois--Chicago
Hampton, Fred, 1948-1969
Partido Pantera Negra. Illinois Capítulo

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Dunbar, William, “William E. Dunbar video interview and biography,” Digital Collections, accessed September 20, 2021, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/24317.
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