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us: Pratt, Elmer Geronimo

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    • us: Pratt, Geronimo
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    • found: nuc85-79443: His The new urban guerilla, 1971 (hdg. on IU rept.: Pratt, Elmer Geronimo; usage: Elmer Geronimo Pratt)
    • found: Free Geronimo Pratt, 1980: t.p. (Geronimo Pratt)
    • found: Los Angeles times WWW site, June 3, 2011 (Elmer G. "Geronimo" Pratt; also went by Geronimo Ji Jaga Pratt; b. Sept. 13, 1947, Morgan City, La.; d. Thursday [June 2, 2011], Tanzania, at 63; former Los Angeles Black Panther Party leader whose 1972 murder conviction was overturned after he spent 27 years in prison for a crime he said he did not commit)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 8, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Pratt, Geronimo; Elmer Gerard Pratt; black nationalist; born 13 September 1947 in Morgan City, Louisiana, United States; joined the U.S. Army (1965); completed paratrooper training at Fort Benning, Georgia and was sent to Vietnam; was awarded the Soldier's Medal, the Purple Heart and the Air Medal; enrolled in the High Potential Program at the University of California, Los Angeles (1968); became leader of the Black Panther Party (1969); was arrested in Dallas (1970), extradited to Los Angeles, charged with murder, convicted and sentenced to life in prison (1972); eventually his conviction was reversed and he was released from prison (1997); settled a suit against the city of Los Angeles and the FBI for false imprisonment and violation of civil rights (2000); co-founded the Kuji Foundation (1999); died 02 June 2011 in Tanzania)
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