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5.0 out of 5 stars Seattle Little Sistah, remembers the time, November 18, 2012
This review is from: My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain (Kindle Edition)
I love this book. I was only 8 when all these things where happening around me and too young to understand all the things that were unfolding. I finally get to learn from the inside the details of what was actually happening. Aaron writes with a hypnotic, passionate flair so that you can feel & see what it's like to be Aaron & a Black Panther. I felt like I was him meeting Huey Newton, Stokely Carmichael & many others of that era.

It's also intriguing to read about our simular experiences in our alleged peaceful Madrona neighborhood & in other neighborhoods in Seattle & across the nation & of course the big lie about Seattle, being such a great liberal city that didn't (does) have race problems.

Lived on the same street as the Dixon's. Often we'd watch in amazement & much respect for the Black Panthers as they would march down 33rd Ave in full uniform, fully armed. Us kids would dream & talk about the time when we to could become Black Panthers! As the many movements begin to increase our own neighborhood would experience several bombings of the corner grocery store, people standing up to injustices from the businesses that we frequented. I remember when we kids participated in the biggest riot in Seattle during that era that would spread north & south on 23 Avenue in front of Garfield High school. A riot that involved many white people being dragged from their cars and basically stoned & beaten. Never new what started it now I know.

Thank you Aaron for exposing the good works of the Black Panther Party and the truth about Seattle.

Natalie
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