Farewell to Romaine "Chip" Fitzgerald 

On Sunday, March 28, 2021, at 3:04 p.m., our brother, uncle, cousin, comrade and friend, Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald, joined the ancestors. On Behalf Of The Family & Committee To Free Chip, read our farewell in the link below.

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ABOUT ROMAINE "CHIP" FITZGERALD

Romaine Fitzgerald was born April 11, 1949. His dad Leon Thayer Fitzgerald was born in Oklahoma, and his mom Marie Russell was born in Shreveport LA. His mother graduated from Jordan High in Watts, L.A. His parents met in Los Angeles got married, bought a home and started a family in the Watts/ Willowbrook community of L.A.  Romaine had 3 siblings; two older sisters, and one older brother.

 

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A PETITION FOR CHIP'S RELEASE: 
WE THE RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA,

Are calling for the release of Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald, a former member of the Black Panther Party who has served 51 years in the California State prison system. He was first eligible for parole in 1976 and has served more than three times the average sentence for his offense.

 

WE BELIEVE that, entering the prison system at age 20 and spending his subsequent life there, he has paid his debt to society. Furthermore, Chip suffered a stroke and now spends a great deal of his time with the help of a wheelchair. Now 71 years old, Chip, does not pose a threat to society.

 

 Enough Is Enough. Free Chip.

WRITINGS & NEWS

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FAREWELL TO ROMAINE "CHIP" FITZGERALD

It is time we turn our attention to those aging activists who continue to suffer for having attempted to address issues that millions of people now acknowledge are unconscionable. Along with social justice leaders, activists and elected officials must call for an end to what is clearly the slow murder by incarceration of those Americans who, during the turbulent 1960s, took a stand to end systemic racism and the inequities it inevitably creates. 

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AN APPEAL TO THE SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT:

ADDRESSING THE ISSUE OF CORRECTIONAL UNFAIRNESS

It is time we turn our attention to those aging activists who continue to suffer for having attempted to address issues that millions of people now acknowledge are unconscionable. Along with social justice leaders, activists and elected officials must call for an end to what is clearly the slow murder by incarceration of those Americans who, during the turbulent 1960s, took a stand to end systemic racism and the inequities it inevitably creates. 

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CHIP'S WISH

I will welcome the warmth and laughter of my grandchildren. I look forward to their hugs and smiles. I will be the Grandpa present to soothe them through occasional scrapes after they show me their somersaults and expert bike riding maneuvers.

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CONCEPTS OF MUSIC DEVELOPMENT AND THEORY: 
AN ESSAY BY CHIP

"The foundation of music is sound. Sounds, by virtue of its nature, presuppose the unity of matter in motion; e.g., sound is the absolute direct result of pulsations and vibrations occurring from the movement of reality itself, and cannot exist as separate, isolated entities..."

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