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March 1, 2016

The Black Panther Party was founded 50 years ago in Oakland, Calif. In Seattle, two young brothers, Aaron and Elmer Dixon, with others, founded the Seattle chapter of the historic organization. In a two-part interview, Elmer Dixon explains what inspired him and his older brother to join the Black Panthers, its efforts to strengthen Seattle’s black community, their confrontations with law enforcement, the party’s eventual demise and thoughts about today’s Black Lives Matters movement.