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Lil' Bobby Hutton Day, West Oakland, 4/11/09: audio
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On Saturday, April 11th, at the West Oakland Public Library, family, friends, and former Black Panthers celebrated Lil' Bobby Hutton Day in honor of the 17-year-old Black Panther murdered by Oakland police in 1968. Family and Friends of Lil' Bobby Hutton are currently working on fund-raising and finalizing the design for a statue they intend to erect in Lil' Bobby Hutton Park (aka DeFremery Park) across the street from the West Oakland library. Emory Douglas, former Minister of Culture of the Black Panther Party, speaks here about Bobby Hutton being a typical youngster in liking to have fun and party but also Bobby's ability to focus and be a serious contributor to the Black Panther Party. Emory Douglas goes on to tell of some of his recent worldwide travels to commemorate the Black Panther Party and his artwork, including trips to Australia, England, Ireland, and Germany.

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