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In her May 1994 interview with Ron Chepesiuk, Ericka Huggins discussed her part in the 1960s radical movements. Huggins described motivation for joining the BPP and her time as a member, her current work as an AIDS activist, and her work with prison inmates. Huggins covered several topics of the time, including Black Power, Huey Newton, separation movements, FBI involvement, the US Organization, and Charles Hamilton. She also discussed the Thomas-Hill hearings, COINTELPRO and its involvement, the NAACP, the Oakland Community Learning Center, her husband, AIDS and HIV, and her work at the Shanti Project. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program.
1 hour, 10 minutes
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Shanti Project, AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome), HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), Charles Hamilton and Black Power, Black Power, Black Student Congress, Black Panther Party for Self Defense (BPP), Huey Newton, John Huggins, NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), “All Power to the People”, US Organization (Organization Us), UCLA 1969 Shooting, FBI involvement, COINTELPRO (COunter INTELligence PROgram), Separation movements, Oakland Community Learning Center, Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, Weather Underground
Sixties Radicals, Then and Now: Candid Conversations with Those Who Shaped the Era © 2008  Ron Chepesiuk by permission of McFarland & Company, Inc., Box 611, Jefferson NC 28640. www.mcfarlandpub.com.