He heard about a group called the Black Panther Party. They seemed like they were trying to change things for Black people! So the next time they had a meeting, he attended.
They talked about police brutality, poverty – everything he cared about! But something was missing.
Him! He joined the same night, and started working on making things better for our people. He’d finally found an outlet for his work and his passion to make positive change.
But there was also something else going on.
A few years before, Lomax had begun falling. He was soon diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). By the time he joined the Panthers, he was already a wheelchair user.
There’s a myth that Black people don’t get MS, but the truth is the opposite! His experience fired him up to fight on multiple fronts.