Rarely do we get to hear history from those directly involved, but when Ms. Brown spoke, I developed a fuller and more complex understanding of the Civil Rights Era. While they were famed for their free breakfast program and health clinics, Brown made clear that the legacy of the Black Panther Party lives on in many of the other civil rights wins of the era: the Rainbow Coalition; the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (Panthers would bring hot food daily to the 504 sit-ins). Read more…


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