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Mon 4.09.12 | The Black Panthers' Medical Activism

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The Black Panther Party left a rich legacy of militant and innovative organizing. Yet one component of their work is largely forgotten -- even in the birthplace of the Panthers, the Bay Area. Sociologist Alondra Nelson discusses the Black Panther Party's medical activism, from setting up free clinics to screening for sickle cell anemia. She situates its work within a long tradition of African American health advocacy and considers its legacy forty years on.
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