Races: Upper East Side Story

Many of the 90 guests who gathered in Leonard Bernstein's fashionable Park Avenue apartment had the iridescence of Beautiful People. They came not to gabble, not to glitter, but to listen. Settling down on folding chairs, they attended the guest of honor: Donald Cox, field marshal of the Black Panther Party.

For twelve minutes, Cox, in the Panther regalia of goatee and black turtleneck, preached a party rhetoric mellowed only slightly for the occasion —there were no promises to "kill the pigs." If full employment is not available. Cox explained, "then we must...

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