Diane Pien is a retired developmental psychologist. She was on the faculty in the Psychology Department of University of Oregon. She left the university to work with children with hearing impairments and hearing/visual impairments in Chicago and Seattle. She worked at the Children’s Alliance, and retired from the City of Seattle Human Services Department planning programs for children and families of color, refugee/immigrant families, and homeless youth and children.
In 1966 Huey Newton and Bobby Seale created the Black Panther Party (BPP) to fight police oppression of blacks in Oakland, California. Two years later the BPP started Peoples’ Free Medical Clinics (PFMC) because of systemic discrimination against blacks in hospitals and private medical practices. … Read MoreBlack Panther Party’s Free Medical Clinics (1969-1975)