Panther Donald Cox at WUST: 1969
Black Panther Party leader Donald L. “DC” Cox speaking at an antiwar rally at WUST radio station at 9th & V Streets NW Washington, DC November 11, 1969.
The rally was sponsored by the local Black Coalition to End the War in Vietnam and was organized separately from mass demonstration planned for November 15 in the nation’s capital.
Cox, a field marshal for the Panthers, went into exile in April 1970 after an arrest warrant was issued for him as a co-conspirator in the death of a police informant in Baltimore Maryland.
At the time, the FBI and local police departments had brought charges against nearly all Panther leaders, most of which later resulted in dismissals or acquittals at trial.
After leaving the U.S., he worked with the Panthers international office in Algeria before the organization fell apart. He then settled in France. He died on February 19, 2011 at his home in Camps-sur-l’Agly.
For more information on Cox, see a 1992 interview posted at Its About Time www.itsabouttimebpp.com/Memorials/htm/In_Memory_Of_Exiled...
For more information and photos on activities of the Black Panther Party in the Washington, DC area, see flic.kr/s/aHsjBUuu3J
Photo by Walter Oates. Courtesy of the DC Public Library, Washington Star Collection©Washington Post. Copied from 8 x 10 with a Nikon D-5100.