Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt

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Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt

Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: LA, United States
Death: June 2, 2011 (63)
Managed by: Kenneth Kwame Welsh, (C)
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About Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt

Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt (September 13, 1947 – June 2, 2011), also known as Geronimo ji-Jaga, was a former high ranking member of the Black Panther Party. He was targeted by the FBI program COINTELPRO, which aimed to "neutralize Pratt as an effective BPP functionary." Pratt was tried and convicted of the kidnap and murder of Caroline Olsen in 1972, and spent 27 years in prison, eight of which were in solitary confinement. Pratt was freed in 1997 when his conviction was vacated. He was working as a human rights activist up until the time of his death. Pratt was also the godfather of the late rapper Tupac Shakur. He died of a heart attack in his adopted country, Tanzania, on June 2, 2011. Many people in the African-American community, as well as those involved in grassroots and human and civil rights struggles considered Pratt a warrior and hero of their movements. ( Wikipedia ).

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September 13, 1947
LA, United States
June 2, 2011
Age 63