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Child selling Black Panther Party newspapers. The Panthers condemned racism as institutionalized and economic oppression, and noted that children were just as deeply affected by racism as their parents were. Graphics like this one reflect the involvement and courage of youth at the time, something that Pat Sumi also observed (see text below).
Graphic by Emory Douglas, Black Panther Party newspaper artist.

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Interview with Pat Sumi


I went South ... in '66 and '67. I worked for a Head Start agency in Mississippi and Atlanta, and I had the opportunity to attend many demonstrations, go to many church services, walk the streets and do voter registration. I learned the courage of even the youngest of the black community who were willing to face the Klan. In short, in just a few months, I learned a little bit about what racism really means. It is not a matter of a few people having prejudiced ideas. It is not a matter of stereotypes. It really was something that was deeply rooted in our society.

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