Interview with Daniel Michael Lynem conducted by Kevin Cabrera on February 21, 2019 at the Orange County Heritage Museum. This interview is included in "Shouting from the Margins: Black Leadership in Orange County, 1960 - 1979."
Daniel Michael Lynem, Jr. was born in 1947 in Santa Ana, California. He grew up with his grandmother and mother in Santa Ana with a strong Christian, social justice background. His mother helped to found the Santa Ana chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and his father attempted to challenge racist teachers and principals on behalf of his son in his early childhood. Education was very important in his household; his grandmother had been a school teacher in Kentucky and Daniel learned the value of an education. A natural leader, he became a member of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense but was plagued by drug addiction. After several years of soul searching, he rediscovered he relationship to Christ and now an ordained minister. His work focuses on mentoring young men.
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ID 0547. Interview with Daniel Michael Lynem with Kevin Cabrera. Interview. Kevin Cabrera. 2019. The Studio for Southern California History. Accessed on the LA History Archive at https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/319125632 on Sep 21, 2023.