Today, Aaron Dixon is a well-known community and civil rights activist here in Seattle. He marched with Dr. Martin Luther King to end housing discrimination and also started a free breakfast program for school children and a free medical and legal clinic. The Seattle Black Panther Party does not exist anymore, but the free services Dixon helped start while in the party are still here today. Two years ago Dixon was the Green Party candidate from Washington for the US Senate. He ran on an anti-povery, anti-war platform that opposed the PATRIOT Act, and called for legalizing same-sex marriage and universal single-payer health care. Aaron Dixon joins me now here in Seattle.
Aaron Dixon, longtime civil rights and community activist in Seattle. He helped start the Seattle Black Panther Party 40 years ago this month.
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