Black Panther Party

Tues 11.12.13 | Panther Politics and Context

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In the face of severe state repression, the Black Panther Party managed for a time not just to survive, but to flourish. Why? What were the political dynamics that drove the explosive growth of the revolution-minded Panthers? And how important were the Party's community programs to its resilience and its revolutionary agenda? Waldo Martin has co-authored a book that tackles these and other issues. (Encore presentation.)

Mon 6.24.13 | Panther Politics and Context

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In the face of severe state repression, the Black Panther Party managed for a time not just to survive, but to flourish. Why? What were the political dynamics that drove the explosive growth of the revolution-minded Panthers? And how important were the Party's community programs to its resilience and its revolutionary agenda? Waldo Martin has co-authored a new book that tackles these and other issues.

Tues 4.30.13 | Panther Sister

Judy Juanita, Virgin Soul Viking, 2013

Judy Juanita, “Five Comrades in the Black Panther Party, 1967-1970” Black Bird Press News & Review

C.S. gives a talk in SF this Friday

 

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At a time when the world was changing, the Black Panther Party in Oakland came along to transform the US civil rights movement. How has the world changed (or not) since? What lessons can we learn from the Panthers' radical perspective on US society? Judy Juanita, a member of the party in its early days, describes in her debut novel those times and the people she knew.

Mon 4.09.12 | The Black Panthers' Medical Activism

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The Black Panther Party left a rich legacy of militant and innovative organizing. Yet one component of their work is largely forgotten -- even in the birthplace of the Panthers, the Bay Area. Sociologist Alondra Nelson discusses the Black Panther Party's medical activism, from setting up free clinics to screening for sickle cell anemia. She situates its work within a long tradition of African American health advocacy and considers its legacy forty years on.
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