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A Former Black Panther Brings His Civil Rights Agenda to Congress

Freshman Congressman Bobby Rush (D-Illinois), who in the late 60's and early 70's was a leader of the Black Panther Party. At one time he served as Minister of Defense for the Panthers. From 1983 till his election to Congress last year, he served as an Alderman in Chicago.


Other segments from the episode on January 18, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 18, 1993: Interview with Bobby Rush; Obituary for Sammy Cahn; Review of Alpha Blondy's album "Masada."


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