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African American political activists

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Butch Lewis lectures at the University

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Lewis, Charles "Butch", 1970 October 19

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Scope and Contents Filmmaker and activist Butch Lewis delivered a lecture on 10/19/1970 (2015-0002/RR215). Before becoming a filmmaker, Lewis served in Vietnam for two years and then went on to found the Black Panther Party in Hartford. During this time, he helped to create a breakfast for children that began in a single church and eventually became city wide. In addition, Lewis was also deeply involved in filming a documentary regarding the social divide between African American and white communities during...
Dates: 1970 October 19

Patton, Lynda with James Spruill and Georgette Leslie, 1987 February 10

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Ms. Patton spoke about her personal history, education, experiences with discrimination, civil rights all of which impacted her career and introduced the readings and monologues spoken by Spruill and Leslie. Mr. Spruill read a piece he wrote about Ms. Patton's father entitled "And they gave me gas money" and other monologues. Ms. Leslie's monologue began with "I'm what you call a good girl."

Dates: 1987 February 10