Seattle-based Pat Thomas is a writer, scholar, musician and author of Listen Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965–1975, available this month from Fantagraphics Books. He’s lectured on the recordings of the Black Power movement at UCLA, San Francisco State University, Evergreen State College and Merritt College. He also co-produced Light in the Attic Records’ Wheedle’s Groove archival series of Seattle funk and soul from the 1960s and ’70s.

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Among the potential Black Panthers in this satirical photo shoot from Esquire magazine are musicians Roberta Flack, Les McCann and Oscar Brown, Jr. McCann and Brown were part of the movement and Flack recorded a version of the song “Compared to...