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Winston-Salem Chapter Of The Black Panther Party

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, October 20, 2016
1. Winston-Salem Chapter Of The Black Panther Party Marker
Inscription. In 1969, Winston-Salem became the first Southern city with a chapter of the Black Panther Party. Nationally and locally, the Black Panthers sought to protect African—American neighborhoods from police brutality; the volatility of the times often led to confrontation with police. Later the Chapter offered community service programs, including free breakfasts for school children, sickle cell anemia testing, and the Joseph Waddell People's Free Ambulance Service, which received national acclaim. These programs brought meaningful change to Winston-Salem during a time of social and political upheaval and lent validation to the Chapter's slogan, "Power to the People—Right On!" Members of the Winston-Salem Chapter would later serve the community as ministers, teachers, politicians, and community organizers.
 
Erected 2012 by Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program.
 
Location. 36° 6.032′ N, 80° 13.702′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is at the intersection of East 5th Street and North Martin Luther King Jr Drive, on the left when traveling west on East 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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By Michael C. Wilcox, October 20, 2016
2. Winston-Salem Chapter Of The Black Panther Party Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. Tobacco Unionism (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Winston Mutual Life Insurance Building (about 500 feet away); East Winston Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reynoldstown Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Belews Street Neighborhood (approx. half a mile away); R.J.R. Labor Strikes (approx. half a mile away); Winston-Salem State University (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
Also see . . .  W-S marker page. (Submitted on October 21, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCharity & Public WorkCivil Rights
 
Winston-Salem Chapter Of The Black Panther Party Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, October 20, 2016
3. Winston-Salem Chapter Of The Black Panther Party Marker
Winston-Salem Chapter Of The Black Panther Party Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, October 20, 2016
4. Winston-Salem Chapter Of The Black Panther Party Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 21, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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