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Black Panther Activist “Chip” Fitzgerald Dies After 51 Years in Prison

HeadlineMar 31, 2021

Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald has died in prison after being locked up for over 51 years in California. He was the longest-imprisoned member of the Black Panther Party. For decades, authorities in California refused to grant him parole, even after he had a stroke and was forced to use a wheelchair or walker. Fitzgerald was 71 years old.

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