Sekou Odinga

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Who is Sekou Odinga?

Nathanial Burns, known better as Sekou Odinga, is an American activist who was imprisoned for actions with the Black Liberation Army in the 1960s and 1970s.

In 1965, Sekou joined the Organization of Afro-American Unity, founded by Malcolm X. After Malcolm's death the OAAU was not going in the direction he wanted and in 1967 he was looking at the Black Panther Party. In early 1968 he helped build the Bronx Black Panther Party.

On January 17, 1969 two Panthers had been killed by members of Organization Us and a fellow New York Panther who was in police custody was brutally beaten. Sekou was informed that police were searching for him in connection with a police shooting. At that point, Sekou joined the black underground with the Black Liberation Army.

The two Black Panthers murdered in January 17, 1969 in the grounds of UCLA were Alprentis "Bunchy" Carter and John Huggins. Both were UCLA students and leaders of the Los Angeles Black Panther Party Chapter. Brothers George and Larry Stiner and Donald Hawkins turned themselves in to the police, who had issued warrants for their arrests.

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on July 23, 2013

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