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A Conversation with David Walker, author of The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel

African American Jewish writer David Walker talks with Be’chol Lashon’s executive director Marcella White Campbell about his gripping illustrated graphic novel.

Founded in Oakland, California, in 1966, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was a radical political organization that stood in defiant contrast to the mainstream civil rights movement. African American Jewish writer David Walker talks with Be’chol Lashon’s executive director Marcella White Campbell about his gripping illustrated graphic novel that explores the impact and significance of the Panthers, from their social, educational, and healthcare programs that were designed to uplift the Black community to their battle against police brutality through citizen patrols and frequent clashes with the FBI, which targeted the Party from its outset. The conversation was co-sponsored by the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.

 

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