Die Standing with Elmer Dixon

Explore the incredible journey of Elmer Dixon, co-founder of the Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther Party. From the turbulent 1960s to his role as a global diversity consultant, Elmer’s story offers a unique perspective on the fight for racial justice.

In this episode, Elmer Dixon shares his experiences as a Black Panther Party co-founder, detailing the challenges they faced, such as government opposition and surveillance. His journey from activism to a diversity consultant underscores the ongoing importance of addressing racial injustice and adapting strategies.


Key Takeaways:

  • Relevance Across Eras: Elmer’s experiences with the Black Panther Party in the 1960s echo today’s struggles for racial justice, highlighting the enduring fight against systemic racism and police brutality.
  • Community Empowerment: The Party’s grassroots initiatives, including food assistance and healthcare, exemplify the power of community-based programs in addressing racial disparities.
  • Legacy and Adaptation: Elmer’s transition to a diversity consultant emphasizes the need for adaptive strategies and collective action in the ongoing battle for equality.

Join us for a powerful conversation with Elmer Dixon, shedding light on his remarkable journey and his unyielding commitment to advancing racial justice.

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