Video Oral History

Michael Murray

Seattle Black Panther Party History and Memory Project


Born in 1951, raised in the Central District, Michael Murray was a 16 year-old student Garfield High School when the Black Panther Party formed. He was one of the first to join and stayed a member during the initial year, but then left to concentrate on school and athletics.

Michael Murray discussed his experiences in the Black Panther Party in a videotaped interview conducted by Janet Jones on  May 31, 2005. To the right are streaming-video excerpts of the interview.

Photo: Michael Murray holding banner

Murray holds Free Huey banner during 1969 demonstration at the Seattle Federal Building. Courtesy: Museum of History and Industry.

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