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  • Subject is exactly " African Americans--Personal narratives"
Go to Steven Sapp video interview and biography item page

Steven Sapp was born and raised in South Bronx, New York City. He earned his BA degree at Bard College and is married to Mildred Ruiz-Sapp of the Universes Theatre Ensemble. Together, Mr. Sapp and Ms. Ruiz-Sapp co-founded THE POINT, a community…
Go to Wanda Ross video interview and biography item page

Wanda Ross grew up in Chicago, the granddaughter of migrants from the southern United States. Shortly after she began college, she started attending political education classes taught by “Teach” of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense (BPP).…
Go to Melvin Lewis video interview and biography item page

Melvin Lewis was born in Chicago but today lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina. His parents live in Maywood, Illinois. This is the same town where Fred Hampton of the Black Panther Party (BPP) grew up. It is also where, at Maywood’s City Hall,…
Go to David Lemieux video interview and biography item page

David (pronounced "Daveed") Lemieux joined the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party in the spring of 1969. At age 16, he was the second youngest member of that Chapter. He was a "rank and file" member and functioned in all BPP activities…
Go to Iberia Hampton video interview and biography item page

Iberia Hampton is the mother of murdered Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton, as well as Dee and Bill Hampton. Throughout her life she has been active within her church and the community. Along with Bill Hampton and the board, Mrs.…
Go to Bill Hampton video interview and biography item page

Bill Hampton is a former Chicago public school teacher and the brother of Fred Hampton, Deputy Chairman of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party who was murdered by a special police squad in an early morning raid on December 4, 1969. Bill…
Go to William E. Dunbar video interview and biography item page

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…
Go to Billy “Che” Brooks video interview and biography item page

Billy “Che” Brooks is Deputy Minister of Education of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP) and Director of YouthLAB@1521 through the Better Boys Foundation. In 1969, Mr. Brooks was very close to Chairman Fred Hampton who was the main…
Go to Queyonna Hunt audio interview and transcript, interview 1 item page

Queyonna Hunt was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Hunt is an ambassador for the LGBT Resources Center at Grand Valley State University. She discusses her work with the center and how knowledge can be expanded on GVSU campus.
Go to Terrence Harris audio interview and transcript item page

Terrence is African American and Atheist. He discusses growing up in a neighborhood that is predominately White, Christian.
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