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Interviewer: Who influenced you when you were getting involved up to now? Who inspired you and inspires you? Aaron: Well, as I said, Carl for sure. Martin Luther King. Malcolm X. Those were some of my first inspirations. Outside of that I’ve got inspiration from other people. I got inspiration from Fidel Castro. I’ve gotten inspiration from Ho Chi Minh. I’ve gotten inspiration from a lot of the revolutionaries around the world. I’ve got inspiration from George Jackson. I’ve got inspiration from Stokely Carmichael. I’ve got inspiration from a lot different people that’s been involved in the struggle. I’ve gotten inspiration from them. I get inspiration from them today. I get inspiration from the memory of them, you know, to this day.

Interview Interview with James Aaron
Subjects Citizenship
Citizenship › Civic Engagement
Citizenship › Political Rights
Community Organizations
Community Organizations › Civil Rights Organizations
Community Organizations › Civil Rights Organizations › National and Regional Civil Rights Organizations
Community Organizations › Civil Rights Organizations › Local Civil Rights Organizations
Black Power
Black Power › Black Panthers
Black Power › Local Black Power Organizations
Black Power › Black Power and Community Organizing
People › King, Martin Luther, Jr.
People › Carmichael, Stokely
People › X, Malcolm
Tags Hampton, Carl
Castro, Fidel
Minh, Ho Chi
Jackson, George
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Interview date 2016-06-08
Interview source CRBB Summer 2016
Interviewees Aaron, James
Interviewers Enriquez, Sandra
Rodriguez, Samantha
Duration 00:01:28
Citation "Personal Inspirations," from James Aaron oral history interview with Sandra Enriquez and Samantha Rodriguez,  June 08, 2016, Houston,TX, Civil Rights in Black and Brown Interview Database, https://crbb.tcu.edu/clips/2597/who-inspired-me, accessed July 21, 2019