Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter
(born 1943; died January 17, 1969, Los Angeles, California), an activist and former Slauson gang member, earned the nickname “Mayor of the Ghetto.” While a gang member in the early 1960s, Carter was convicted of armed robbery and sent to Soledad prison. There he became influenced by the Nation of Islam and the teachings of Malcolm X, and he converted to Islam. After his release, Carter was encouraged to join the Black Panther Party in 1967 by Huey Newton, one of its founders. Carter then formed the Southern California chapter of the Black Panthers and helped start a Free Breakfast for Children program in the area.
Carter was shot and killed in 1969 during an altercation instigated by the FBI between the Black Panther Party and the US Organization at a Black Student Union meeting at UCLA’s Campbell Hall.
-At the Los Angeles, Memorial Sports Arena Los Angeles, CA
Taken from “Black Panthers: 1968” by Howard L. Bingham