The oral history consists of eleven digital files: 2011.174.57.1a, 2011.174.57.1b, 2011.174.57.1c, 2011.174.57.1d, 2011.174.57.1e, 2011.174.57.1f, 2011.174.57.1g, 2011.174.57.1h, 2011.174.57.1i, 2011.174.57.1j, and 2011.174.57.1k.
Elmer Dixon discusses his childhood in Chicago, Illinois and Seattle, Washington, where he marched with Martin Luther King, Jr., and heard Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) leader Stokely Carmichael speak. At 17 he met Black Panthers Bobby Seale and Huey Newton in Oakland and established, with his brother Aaron Dixon as Defense Captain, the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party. Dixon discusses his work with the Panthers, the survival of several of the programs he started, including a health clinic, his work after the Panther chapter closed down in 1978, and his current position as director of an executive consulting firm specializing in diversity issues.
A framed black and white poster of Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in front of the storefront headquarters of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California. Both men are wearing berets and leather jackets and are armed with assault rifles. Below the image is this quote from Newton: [The racist dog policemen must withdraw immediately from our communities, cease their wanton murder and brutality and torture of black people, or face the wrath of the armed people].
A black-and-white photograph of Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in Newton's apartment in Oakland, California. Newton is standing at the proper left of the photograph, wearing a dark-colored button-down shirt with a pin attached to the right collar, dark trousers, and a dark belt. He is leaning forward and resting both of his hands on a glass table. Seale is seated at the table, looking up at Newton, and resting his chin on his right hand. There is an ashtray with a lit cigarette on the table in front of Seale.
This black and white poster features Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in front of the storefront headquarters of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California. Both men wear black berets, leather jackets, and black pants. The man on the right carries a rifle in both hands, and has a bandolier of ammunition slung over his right shoulder and across his chest. The man on the left carries an object tucked under his left arm. Behind the men is a large sign hanging in the window that reads "BLACK PANTHER/ PARTY/ FOR/ [ILLEGIBLE]." Below the image is a quote that reads "The racist dog policeman must withdraw immediately from our communities./ Cease their wanton murder and brutality and torture of Black People/ or face the wrath of the armed people./ Huey P. Newton, Minister of Defense/ Black Panther Party/ P.O. Box 8641 Emeryville Calif.