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Congressional Black Caucus Chair Admits to Being Ex-Black Panther

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Admits to Being Ex-Black Panther
Democratic National Committee Black Caucus Chairwoman Virgie Rollins (Andre Smith/Michigan Chronicle)

By    |   Monday, 02 April 2018 03:21 PM

Democratic National Committee Black Caucus Chairwoman Virgie Rollins once again publicly admitted to being a former member of the Black Panthers during a secretly taped town hall in Detroit over the weekend.

"I'm a former Black Panther and, when we talk about the movement, as a former Black Panther with Angela Davis and Kathleen Cleaver, it was important ... to make people understand it was about the movement for us," Rollins said Saturday at the event attended by DNC deputy Keith Ellison.

"Educating us. We got out and we taught kids, we fed the hungry, and we clothed the naked," Rollins says in the video, posted by the Washington Examiner.

Rollins has been open about her membership in the controversial group that was formed in the 1960s, spoke about her origins with the Black Panthers in an interview with the Michigan Chronicle two years ago.

"And the Black Panthers were talking about walking down the street with a rifle? I'm getting all into this stuff! Cause you know it's in the blood, and I'm the real McCoy," Rollins told the Chronicle.

On Saturday, Rollins extolled Democrats at the town hall to help regain the majority in Congress.

"We got to turn back to the revolution!" Rollins says on the video.

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Democratic National Committee Black Caucus Chairwoman Virgie Rollins once again publicly admitted to being a former member of the Black Panthers during a secretly taped town hall in Detroit over the weekend.
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