Dhoruba Bin Wahad, writer, former Black Panther, former Political Prisoner and Co-Founder of the BLA (Black Liberation Army). In May 1971, 2 separate shootings of NY Police Officers occurred. Dhoruba was picked up and charged with participating. The result was 3 trials, 1 hung jury, 1 mistrial and finally a guilty verdict; he was sentenced to 25 years to life. Dhoruba served 19 years in prison. In 1975 after the revelation of COINTELPRO, (covert FBI operation that set up and killed many Black Liberation freedom fighters) Dhoruba sued the FBI and the NYPD.
George Lester Jackson (September 23, 1941 – August 21, 1971)
Footage of his funeral at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church in Oakland on August 28, 1971
More Black Panther Party history at footage:
Carol Henry of the Black Panther Party speaking at the International Forum Against Racism in 1969.
The Oakland Maroons Art Collective presents "The Point is 2.0 - Panel Discussion" Featuring Dr. Akisayna Kambon, 2nd Lieutenant of Culture and Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party discussing the artist's role in the Black Panther Party.