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Lowndes County and the Black Panther Symbol

  • Aired: 11/15/2016
  • 02:03
  • Rating: NR
In 1965, the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committie (SNCC) sent activists to rural Lowndes County, Alabama. Among them was 23-year-old Stokely Carmichael. The activists helped create an independent political party for black voters to counteract suppression. The symbol used was a black panther. Watch Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise Nov. 15 & 22.
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Lowndes County and the Black Panther Symbol
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Stokely Carmichael and fellow activists combated voter suppression in Lowndes, AL in 1965.
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