Black Panther Jerry ‘Odinka’ Dunigan released from prison

According to court documents, Dunigan joined the Black Panther Party in November 1968.

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Free Breakfast Program. Panther Jerry Dunigan, known as "Odinka", talks to kids while they eat breakfast on Chicago‚Äôs south side. November, 1970 (Photo Credit: Photography © Stephen Shames, Courtesy of Steven Kasher Gallery)

After 45 years in prison, Black Panther Jerry “Odinka” Dunigan was released from prison. 

According to Because of Them We Can, Dunigan’s daughter Renatta Dunigan posted videos on her TikTok page showing their emotional reunion. 

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@renattadunigan2He served 45 years! #fyp #mydad #blackpanther #mydad #lesbians #lesbiansoftiktok #prisonrelease #🌈 #lesbianfemme #lesbianstem #fem♬ original sound – Renatta Dunigan

@renattadunigan2Dad walks out of the iron walls! #fypシ #prison #free #freedom #mydad #blackpanther #lesbiansoftiktok #lesbians #🌈 #lesbianfemme #fem #lesbianfem♬ original sound – Renatta Dunigan

After being released, he was able to reconnect with his sister who is his last living sibling. 

According to the legal document The People of The State of Illinois v. Jerry Dunigan, he was convicted of attempted murder, rape, aggravated battery and burglary. 

According to the court documents, Dunigan joined the Black Panther Party in November 1968. 

He was indicted with 16 other members of the party in the spring of 1969 and hid from the police. 

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He served as the organization’s Captain of Security with the obligation to protect the other members of the central staff. 

More videos of Dunigan’s reunion with his family can be found here