By Aaron Dixon
My People Are Rising: A Memoir of A Black Panther Party Captain
Foreward by Judson L. Jeffries
In an era of stark racial injustice, Aaron Dixon dedicated his life to revolution, founding the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968 at age nineteen. Learn more.
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Aaron Dixon was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 2, 1949. He moved with his family to Seattle, Washington at a young age and grew up in the city’s historically black Central District. Influenced by his parents’ commitment to social justice, Dixon became one of the leading activists in the Seattle area and a founding member of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party.
Aaron Dixon is a courageous, compassionate, and wise freedom fighter whose story of his pioneering work in the Black Panther Party is powerful and poignant. Don’t miss it!
Dr. Cornel West
There have been many books about the Black Panther Party but never has there been a Panther book as illuminating as this memoir by Aaron Dixon. It’s the story from a different perspective than we’ve ever seen: the former member who has remained a long-distance runner for revolution. It’s indispensible for anyone with an interest in black politics or the politics of change in the United States.
David Zirin, The Nation
This book is a moving experience: a must read. The dramatic life cyle rise of a youthful sixties political revolutionary.
Bobby Seale, founding Chairman and National Organizer of the Black Panther Party: 1966 to 1974
Dixon’s lyrical prose provides a candid appraisal of the Black Panther Part that highlights the neglected contributions of Northwest activists. This is a striking blend of history, memoir and political analysis. Required reading for all those interested in black liberation struggles, and radical history of the 20th century.
Laura Chrisman, editor-in-chief, The Black Scholar
Everybody. All human beings around the whole world have a right to defend themselves. They have a right not to be victims. They have a right to fight back against injustice.