black power

The British Black Panthers photo gallery

A collection of photos by Neil Kenlock of the British Black Panther party from 1968-1972.

The newspapers of the Young Lords Organization

Y.L.O. Number 2, May 1969, cover

Attached are digital copies of nearly all the newspapers published by the Young Lords Organization in Chicago and Milwaukee between 1969-71. We do not agree with much of the politics of the newspapers, but reproduce them for reference.

Detroit: I do mind dying. A study in urban revolution - Dan Georgakas and Marvin Surkin

Detroit: I Do Mind Dying tracks the extraordinary development of the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, as they became two of the most vital political organizations of the 1960s and 1970s. Widely heralded as one the most important books on the black liberation movement and labor struggles in U.S. history.

Negroes with guns - Robert F. Williams

First published in 1962, Negroes with Guns is the story of a southern black community's struggle to arm itself in self-defense against the Ku Klux Klan and other racist groups.

“Ironies of the saint” Malcolm X, black women, and the price of protection - Farah Griffin

Farah Griffin's black feminist critique of Malcolm X and the "promise of protection".

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. We have significant disagreements with the politics and practice of the BPP (some of which are explored here) and so reproduce these only for historical reference.

Back from hell: Black power and treason to whiteness inside prison walls

Prison cell

A personal account by Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin of a cross-race alliance of prisoners against conditions at a federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana in the early 1970s.