Black Panthers

Black against empire: The history and politics of the Black Panther Party - Joshua Bloom

In Oakland, California, in 1966, community college students Bobby Seale and Huey Newton armed themselves, began patrolling the police, and promised to prevent police brutality.

No badjacketing: the state wants to kill us; let's not cooperate

Fred Hampton of the Black Panther Party, and Anna Mae Aquash of AIM.

An article by the Twin Cities General Defense Committee (GDC) of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) about the dangers of 'badjacketing', which is defined as 'creating suspicion, by spreading rumors or unsubstantiated accusations, that people are undercovers, infiltrators, snitches, or cooperators. '

Young Patriots and Panthers: A story of white anti-racism

William 'Preacherman' Fesperman, Young Patriots leader.

A brief history of the collaboration between the Black Panthers and its white counterpart Young Patriot Organisation in Chicago.

Elaine Brown on the Black Panthers, Jean Seberg, Eldridge Cleaver and COINTELPRO

Elaine Brown speaks

Fascinating extracts from the memoir of Elaine Brown, the only female leader in the Black Panther Party. Here she recalls Jean Seberg and other celebrities' involvement, the role of COINTELPRO, and the manoeuvrings of Eldridge Cleaver within the party.

The black radical tradition

A massive PDF compilation of writings about black radical and revolutionary movements in the US in the 20th century. This same reader is available in a cleaner format here: http://libcom.org/library/black-revolutionaries-us-communist-interventions-vol-3

Why I don't do Kwaanza - Bruce A Dixon

Chalk outlines of Bunchy Carter and John Huggins

Bruce A Dixon from Black Agenda Report explains why he doesn't celebrate Kwaanza: the holiday invented by Ron Karenga of the US Organization, which murdered leading members of the Black Panthers in the late 1960s.

Assata: An autobiography - Assata Shakur

PDF e-book of the autobiography of black revolutionary, Assata Shakur. We do not agree with all of her politics but reproduce this text for reference.

Why I joined the Party: An Africana womanist reflection

Regina Jennings' personal account on why she joined the Black Panther Party, her personal development and the sexism that she faced within the organisation.

TRIGGER WARNING: sexual harassment

The Black Panther: newspaper of the Black Panther Party

Twenty issues of the Black Panther Party newspaper from between 1968-1973.