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The “Black Panther Party: Peace and Power” Showcase Display

The Black Panther Showcase Display

The Thompson Library showcase display presents a historical overview of the Party’s Civil Rights legacy. This display examines the Black Panther Party’s history of social activism through artifacts, biographies, histories, and memoirs.                                                                         

The Black Panther Party Artifact and Material Caption List

The Black Panther Party Artifact and Material Caption List

SHOWCASE DISPLAY SECTIONS

  INTRODUCTION

          The Forebears

          The Sixties

  LEGACY    

          The Founders

          The Members

          Social Programs

          Today

RESOURCES

        Concise Bibliography


INTRODUCTION

Austin, Curtis J. Up Against The Wall: Violence In The Making and Unmaking of The Black Panther Party. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2006.

Image: Curtis Austin Caption

Section Board: Introduction

Section Board: Curtis Austin

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The Forebears

Du Bois, W.E.B. The Souls of Black Folk: Authoritative Text, Contexts, Criticism. New York: W.W. Norton, 1999.

Malcolm X and Alex Haley. The Autobiography of Malcolm X. London: Penguin Books, 2001.

Image: W.E.B. DuBois Caption

Section Board: The Forebears

The Sixties

Al-Amin, Jamil. Die, Nigger, Die!: A Political Autobiography  by H. Rap Brown (Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin). Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books, 2002.

Bracey, John H, Sonia Sanchez, and James Smethurst. SOS -- Calling All Black People: A Black Arts Movement Reader. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2015.

Chapman, Abraham. Black Voices: An Anthology of Afro-American Literature. New York: New American Library, 1968.

King, Woodie and Earl Anthony. Black Poets and Prophets: The Theory, Practice, and Esthetics of the Pan-Africanist Revolution. New York: New American Library, 1972.


LEGACY 

The Founders

Cleaver, Eldridge. Soul on Ice. New York: Delta Trade Paperbacks, 1999.

Newton, Huey P. and J H. Blake. Revolutionary Suicide. New York: Penguin Books, 2009.

Seale, Bobby. Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton. Baltimore: Black Classic Press, 1991.

Image: Huey Newton Caption

Section Board: The Founders

Section Board: Introduction

 

The Members

Abu-Jamal, Mumia. Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal. San Francisco: City Lights Publishers, 2015.

Aptheker, Bettina. The Morning Breaks: The Trial of Angela Davis, 2nd. Ed. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999.

Davis, Angela Y. Angela Davis: An Autobiography. New York: International Publishers, 2008.

Haas, Jeffrey. The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How The FBI and The Chicago Police Murdered A Black Panther. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2009.

Shakur, Assata. Assata: An Autobiography. Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books, 1987.

Image: BPP at the CA State House

Section Board: The Members

 

The Program

Foner, Philip S. ed. The Black Panthers Speak. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2014.

Douglas, Emory. Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas. Rev. Ed. New York: Rizzoli, 2014.

Nelson, Alondra. Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011.

Artifact: BPP Food Bag Caption

Section Board: Program

Artifact: BPP Pin-Back Buttons Caption

Artifact: BPP Badge

 

TODAY

Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York: New Press, 2012.

Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2015.

Taylor, Keeanga-Yamahtta. From #blacklivesmatter to Black Liberation. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2016.

Ebony Magazine September 2013 – Have Caption

Artifact: BPP Pin-Back Buttons Caption

Artifact: BPP Badge

Section Board: Legacy


RESOURCES

Image: BPP BIB  Guide to The Black Panther Party (BPP)  Concise Bibliography http://guides.osu.edu/blackpantherparty

Concise Bibliography

Abu-Jamal, Mumia. Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal. San Francisco: City Lights Publishers, 2015.

Austin, Curtis J. Up Against The Wall: Violence In The Making and Unmaking of The Black Panther Party. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2006.

Nelson, Alondra. Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011.

Seale, Bobby. Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton. Baltimore: Black Classic Press, 1991.

Shakur, Assata. Assata: An Autobiography. Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books, 1987.

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