Black power leader H. Rap Brown.

H. Rap Brown

While serving as the chair of the Nonviolent Action Group in 1965, H. Rap Brown and other civil rights leaders met with Lyndon Johnson. “I’m not happy to be here,” he recalled telling the commander in chief. He replaced Stokely Carmichael as the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1967, gaining further notoriety for statements such as “Violence is as American as cherry pie.” Arrested for murdering a sheriff’s deputy in 2000, Brown later received a life sentence.

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