Sunday, March 3, 2013

Aaron Dixon, Author & Activist, Madrona

Aaron Dixon has survived bullets, betrayals and intrigues while fighting for social justice with the Black Panther Party. Despite all that, he retains an almost otherworldly calm charm and warmth that draws people to him.

Photo by Madeline Crowley

Whenever I meet any of my friends from childhood we all agree were really lucky to be growing up in Seattle and particularly in Madrona. It was like a cocoon. We were almost protected from what was going on in the outside world. It was a really special place and a special time.

This interview is now available in the book, We Lived Here, published by Chin Music Press:

 Madrona Playground
Richard Aoki
Field Marshall of the Black Panther Party
 Guy Kurose? (Later a Peace Activist and Karate Black Belt.)

[Aaron was chosen for this project after a talk he did at Gray's Barber Lounge on 34th Ave] 

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Seattle, WA, United States
I am not a professional photographer nor a trained journalist. At community meetings, it became clear that many of us don’t know each other. We haven’t heard each other’s stories and don't know each other’s circumstances. This is my attempt to give a few people the chance to tell their story, to talk about our community, to say their piece in peace. As such, comments have been disabled. The views and opinions expressed here are those of each narrator and do not necessarily reflect the position of views of the CentralAreaComm.blogspot blog site itself. The is not responsible for the accuracy of any information supplied by narrators of this project. All interviews have been edited and in places condensed.

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