List of members of the Black Panther Party
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This is a list of members of the Black Panther Party, including those famous for being Panthers as well as former Panthers who became famous for other reasons. This list does not include outside supporters, sympathisers, or allies.
- Mumia Abu-Jamal, Lieutenant Minister of Information, Philadelphia chapter.
- Ashanti Alston
- Richard Aoki, Field Marshal
- Veronza Bowers, Jr.
- Charles Barron former member Harlem chapter, community activist and Democratic New York City Councilmember
- William Lee Brant, hijacked a plane to Cuba in 1968, lived in exile there until his death in 2006
- Elaine Brown, Chairwoman, Minister of Defense (mid 1970s), for a time was a 2008 Green Party Presidential candidate.
- H. Rap Brown, Justice Minister, currently serving life sentence at the ADX Florence supermax prison in Florence, Colorado for murdering a black Sheriff's Deputy and wounding one other deputy.
- Stokely Carmichael, Honorary Prime Minister
- Bunchy Carter, Deputy Minister of Defense, Southern California chapter
- Mark Clark, Defense Captain, Illinois chapter
- Eldridge Cleaver, Minister of Information
- Kathleen Neal Cleaver
- Marshall "Eddie" Conway
- Aaron Dixon, community activist, former captain of the Seattle chapter of the Party. Ran with the Green Party for U.S. Senate on his opposition to the Iraq War
- Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin
- Billy Garland, Biological Father of Tupac Shakur
- Fred Hampton, Deputy Chairman, Illinois chapter; shot to death in police raid by Chicago police and the FBI.
- Daryl Hayott New York Chapter
- David Hilliard
- Bobby Hutton, Treasurer; fatally wounded in shoot-out with Oakland police.
- George Jackson, killed in California prison.
- Jamal Joseph, Writer, director, producer, poet, activist, and educator.
- Chaka Khan, Singer.
- Robert Hillary King, Author, lecturer and former member of the Angola Prison Chapter
- Huey P. Newton, Minister of Defense, co-founder
- Pete O'Neal, Chairman, Kansas City chapter
- Larry Pinkney
- Geronimo Pratt, Deputy Minister of Defense
- Malik Rahim, early New Orleans chapter organizer, currently a co-founder of Common Ground Collective, a post Hurricane Katrina relief organization.
- Nile Rodgers, music producer, was a member in his teens.
- Bobby Rush, Minister of Defense, Illinois Chapter, and U.S. Representative for Illinois's 1st congressional district, serving since 1993.
- Reggie Schell, Defense Captain, Philadelphia chapter
- Bobby Seale, Chairman and co-founder of the Black Panthers
- Mutulu Shakur, Brother of Assata Shakur and Stepfather of Tupac Shakur.
- Robert Trivers, evolutionary biologist
- John Watson, activist and newspaper editor
- Tim Hayes founder of Atlanta chapter...http://www.webcitation.org/5u7bQScCn Oldpanther 21:01, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
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