Leader of the Black Panther Party Elaine Brown talks about the Party's involvement and support of the 1977 Section 504 Occupation

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In this oral history interview, activist, and Black Panther Party leader Elaine Brown talks about the Party's support of the 504 Sit-in in San Francisco. She explains how the party became involved in the Disability Rights Movement through their members affected by disabilities, as well as being in solidarity with the disabled community as another minority having their voice and civil rights suppressed. She details how the party organized support efforts around the protest to deliver food.

Publisher
Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
Format
mp4
Date
Spring 2014
Locale
1970s; San Francisco Bay Area
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7081

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i think the question of "who cooked the food" likely came up because Kitty Cone has said that in most of the (predominately white) organizations at the time were very chauvinist, and she didn't realize that until the 504 demonstration, where women were at the forefront. Elaine's outrage is valid, because people do assume that the militancy of the BPP means they were gender-segregated, but it wouldn't have been uncommon for an organization that started in 1966.

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