Elmer Robert Cecil pictured in the early 1970’s in custody and in 2019 at the Great Plains Black History Museum with author Michael Richardson. (credits: Unknown/Eric Ewing)
Elmer Robert Cecil broke decades of silence during a book tour for FRAMED: J. Edgar Hoover, COINTELPRO & the Omaha Two story and stepped forward to declare the Omaha Two were really the Omaha Three. The Omaha Two were Edward Poindexter and David Rice, later Wopashitwe Mondo Eyen we Langa, who were convicted for the August 17, 1970 bombing murder of Patrolman Larry Minard. The Omaha Two were leaders of the National Committee to Combat Fascism, a Black Panther affiliate group and denied any role in the crime. The pair had been targeted by the clandestine COINTELPRO operation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Robert Cecil was a Black Panther member in Omaha during the group’s brief existence in the…
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