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The civil rights movement needed both King and the Panthers [Letter]
The civil rights movement needed both King and the Panthers [Letter]

Reginald L. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History and Culture director A. Skipp Sanders was wrong to bar civil rights pioneer Helena Hicks from entering the premises, and she was wrong about the civil rights movement and former Black Panther leader Eddie Conway ("Lewis museum bars civil rights veteran from anniversary event," Oct. 8). The civil rights movement was not just about Martin Luther King's nonviolence crusade to address racial oppression. Lynching, murder and intimidation were the tools used to enforce that oppression, and Robert Williams, Malcolm X, the Deacons for Defense and Justice and Maryland's own Gloria Richardson all called on blacks to...

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