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Die Standing Book Launch

Die Standing: From Black Panther Revolutionary to Global Diversity Consultant, Elmer Dixon

Die Standing book cover
October 10, 2023
Senate Room, Lanyon Building, QUB
17:30 - 18:30

His image—holding a rifle on the steps of the Washington state capitol building—is one of the most iconic photographs from the Black Power movement.  

Back in 1968, Elmer Dixon co-founded the Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther Party to provide armed patrols to protect Black people from police beatings and killings.

More than a half-century later, Dixon is a popular diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant for companies, organizations and universities around the world.

Elmer Dixon shares his remarkable history in his new book Die Standing: From Black Panther Party Revolutionary to Global Diversity Consultant.

This event is co-ordinated by Dr Keira Williams, Mitchell Institute Fellow: Religion, Arts and Peacebuilding and Professor Olwen Purdue, School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics.

Hosted in partnership with the Centre for Public History and the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security, and Justice.

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