Interview with Emory Douglas
QUESTION 14
LOUIS MASSIAH:

And could you talk a little bit about some of the alliances that the Panthers formed with other White radical organizations. How did they come about, and what were some examples of those? You might talk about the Peace and Freedom Party and also the Vietnam War Veterans.

EMORY DOUGLAS:

Oh, well, the Peace and Freedom Party, that alliance came out of, out of the time when, ah, Eldridge Cleaver was in prison, and, ah, to bring attention to his, ah, his case at that particular time. So there was an alliance for him to run as President of the United States. So he ran as President of the United States on the Peace and Freedom Party ticket. At the same time is also the time when Huey Newton was in prison, and he ran, ah, for Congressman, I think in the 7th congressional, 8th congressional district in Oakland on the Peace and Freedom Party ticket. Our alliances with the Vietnam Veterans was, was one because we had a lot of veterans who were involved in the party.