Submitted by Aaron Dixon, in front of the Seattle Black Panther Party office on 34th and Union, Seattle, 1968. Photograph by Gill Baker

Reading & Book Signing: Aaron Dixon

My People Are Rising, a memoir by Aaron Dixon

Saturday, January 25, 2:00pm

Join Seen participant Aaron Dixon for a reading and book signing of My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain. Dixon is one of the co-founders of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party. He has since founded Central House, a nonprofit that provides transitional housing for youth, and was one of the co-founders of the Cannon House, a senior assisted-living facility. He ran for US Senate on the Green Party ticket in 2006; and spoke at UW and Seattle University in 2008 as part of the activities marking the 40th anniversary of the Black Panther Party in Seattle.

From the publisher: Dixon dedicated his life to the struggle for change, founding the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968 at age nineteen. Through his eyes – in a memoir that begins with the story of his enslaved ancestors and takes us on a journey throughout America – we see the courage of a generation, and the unforgettable legacy of Black Power.

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