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‘Discredit, disrupt and destroy’: UC Berkeley Library acquires FBI records of surveillance of Black leaders

Members of the Black Panthers lined up at a Free Huey (Newton) rally in DeFremery Park in Oakland. “The status quo — hallowed by hate, sanctioned by Jim Crow — was beginning to crack. Behind the scenes, J. Edgar Hoover’s … Continue reading

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‘Take Beautiful Pictures of Our People’

Herman Howard’s “Sweet as a Peach,” 1963, emphasized the community’s energy. “Shawn Walker was up on 125th Street with Louis Draper and Ray Francis, hanging out and taking pictures. It was the summer of 1964 and the friends, in their … Continue reading

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Remembering the Black Panther Party

Charles Bursey hands a plate of food to a child as part of the Black Panther Party’s free breakfast program. “2016 marked the fiftieth anniversary of both Stokely Carmichael’s coining of the phrase ‘Black Power’ and the formation of the … Continue reading

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Grove Press

“Grove Press is an American publishing imprint that was founded in 1947. Imprints include: Black Cat, Evergreen, Venus Library, and Zebra. Barney Rosset purchased the company in 1951 and turned it into an alternative book press in the United States. … Continue reading

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How Jazz Helped Fuel the 1960s Civil Rights Movement

A jazz concert at Jackie Robinson’s home “In 1957, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus decided that integration—mandated three years earlier by Brown v. Board of Ed.—constituted such a state of emergency that he mobilized the National Guard to prevent nine black … Continue reading

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Life with the Black Panthers

Kathleen Cleaver and Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale (right) at a Free Huey rally in Oakland, California, in the summer of 1968. “When Howard Bingham was commissioned by Life magazine in 1967 to photograph the Black Panthers, he was, at … Continue reading

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Malcolm X: The Complexity Of a Man in the Jungle (Feb. 25, 1965)

“Malcolm X has three faces. One is turned toward Africa, one toward Harlem, and one toward Washington. His masks are more numerous. They are juggled by both the actor and his audience. He’s a charismatic leader. Then a cartoon figure … Continue reading

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Newsreel, Third World Newsreel and California Newsreel

TWN: El Pueblo se Levanta (Newsreel #63) The People Are Rising “Newsreel was a production and distribution company founded in 1967 in response to the political turmoil that surrounded the Vietnam war and the Civil Rights movement. Its mission was … Continue reading

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Black Arts Movement

Amiri Baraka (center) and Yusef Iman (second from left) with musicians and actors of the black arts movement, Spirit House, Newark, New Jersey, 1966 “The Black Arts Movement (or BAM) was an African American-led art movement, active during the 1960s … Continue reading

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Witnessed: The Assassination of Malcolm X (CNN), Who Killed Malcolm X (60mins)

“Almost 50 years ago, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, more popularly known as Malcolm X, who had risen to prominence as one of the most outspoken and public faces of the Nation of Islam, was gunned down inside the Audubon Ballroom in New … Continue reading

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