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African American Heritage The Black Panther Party

The United States National Archives maintains governmental records relating to The Black Panther Party or The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP), founded in 1966 in Oakland, California by  Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.  U.S. Government records include: District Courts of the United States, Department of State, Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, US House of Representatives, Central Intelligence Agency, Gerald R. Ford Congressional Papers, and White House Staff Member and Office Files (Nixon).


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 United States Congress, House Committee on Internal Security. Gun Barrel Politics: The Black Panther Party, 1966–1971.  Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1971.

 Black Panther Party. Hearings, Ninety-First Congress, Second Session. 
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Internal Security. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1971.

 The Black Panther Party, Its Origin And Development As Reflected In Its Official Weekly Newspaper, The Black Panther, Black Community News Service; Staff Study, Ninety-First Congress, Second Session.  United States. Congress. House. Committee on Internal Security. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1970.

 The Theory And Practice Of Communism In 1971. Hearings, Ninety-Second Congress, First Session. United States. Congress. House. Committee on Internal Security. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1971.

  Hearings Relating To H.R. 12699 (Reported With Amendments As H.R. 14864), Amending The Internal Security Act Of 1950 (Industrial, Vessel, And Port Security) Hearings, Ninety-First Congress, First Session. September 9, 10, And 24, 1969. 
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Internal Security. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1969.

 Hearings Relating To Various Bills To Repeal The Emergency Detention Act Of 1950. Hearings, Ninety-First Congress, Second Session. United States. Congress. House. Committee on Internal Security. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1970.

 Investigation Of Students For A Democratic Society. Hearings, Ninety-First Congress, First Session. United States. Congress. House. Committee on Internal Security. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1969.

 New Mobilization Committee To End The War In Vietnam. Hearings, Before The Committee On Internal Security, House Of Representatives, Ninety-First Congress, Second Session. United States. Congress. House. Committee on Internal Security. 
Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1970.

 Hearings, Relating To H.R. 959, Amending The Internal Security Act Of 1950: Obstruction Of Armed Forces. Hearings, Ninety-First Congress, First Session. September 15 And 16, 1969, Including Index. United States. Congress. House. Committee on Internal Security. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1969.

 Political Kidnapings, 1968-73 [Microform] : A Staff Study / United States. Congress. House. Committee on Internal Security. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1973.

 Terrorism : Hearings Before The Committee On Internal Security, House Of Representatives, Ninety-Third Congress, Second Session .... United States. Congress. House. Committee on Internal Security. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1974.
 


United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation  FBI Records: The Vault

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) opened an investigative file on The Black Panther Party (BPP) to track its activities, income, and expenses.  FBI Records: The Vault release consists of files on the National Headquarters, Chapters, and Members.

  The Black Panther Party (BPP)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Charlotte Field Office opened an investigative file on The Black Panther Party (BPP) to track activities from 1969 to 1976.                                                  

United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts (Title 5, United States Code, Section 552 and 552a), Executive Order 12958 

  Black Panther Party-Winston Salem, NC

 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigation of the Winston Salem, North Carolina chapter of the Black Panther Party.

  Carmichael, Stokely

 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigation of Stokely Carmichael, former chairman of The Student Nonviolent  Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Prime Minister of Black Panther Party.

  Hampton, Fred

 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigation of the raid  by the Cook County State Attorney's Police on the Chicago  Black Panther Party Chapter Headquarters.

 Newton, Huey P. (Partial Release)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigation of the founder and leader of the Black Panther Party.

Black Panther Party, Cleveland Ohio : 1967-1973

COINTEL Black Panther Papers - Cleveland File.  Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigation of the Cleveland Ohio chapter of the Black Panther Party


UC Berkeley Library Social Activism Sound Recording Project: The Black Panther Party 

The UC Berkeley Social Activism Sound Recording Project is a partnership between the UC Berkeley Library, the Pacifica Foundation, and other private and institutional sources. The intent of the project is to gather, catalog, and make accessible primary source media resources related to social activism and activist movements in California in the 1960's and 1970's.


The Black Panthers Trial

Courtroom Courtroom Sketches by Robert Templeton of the 1970 trial of Bobby Seale, founder and national chairman of the Black Panther Party, and Ericka Huggins, chair of the Party's New Haven chapter; charged with conspiracy to kidnap and murder one of the party's members. 

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