“On May 20, 1969, in New Haven, three members of the black nationalist organization known as the Black Panthers killed 19-year-old Alex Rackley in the mistaken belief that he was an informer. Two of the killers were arrested and eventually confessed. The FBI took the opportunity to move against the group’s leadership. In addition to local Panther leader Ericka Huggins, who was charged with conspiracy, Bobby Seale, the national chairman of the Black Panthers, was charged with ordering the murder. The Panthers called on supporters throughout the nation to come to New Haven—and Yale—to protest the trials on May Day 1970. " – Paul Bass ’82 and Doug Rae July/August 2006
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"Même pas peur!" is a classic French phrase, usually said by kids in a school yard directed towards bullies. "You don't even scare me" is what you could translate it. That phrase was painted on a giant banner and placed in the middle of one the largest square in Paris (Place de la Bastille) as a sign of defiance to the terrorists. It's the quintessential symbol for not backing down and standing your ground.
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