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H. Rap Brown

H. Rap Brown(now known as Jamil Abdullah al-Amin) came to prominence in the 1960s as a civil rights worker, black activist, and justice minister of the Black Panther Party. He is perhaps most famous for his proclamation during that period that "violence is as American as cherry pie" (sometimes misquoted as "apple pie").

His activism in the civil rights movement included involvement with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), which he was named chairman of in 1967. That same year, he was arrested in Cambridge, Maryland, and charged with "inciting to riot" as a result of a fiery speech he gave there.

In 2002, he was found guilty of murdering a Sheriff's deputy and wounding another in an Atlanta, Georgia courtroom.



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