Black Panther Party

A Historical Retrospective of Black Lives Matter Through the Black Panther Party and African American Historical Collections

Mon, 02/01/2021 - 9:15am to Tue, 06/01/2021 - 12:00pm
This exhibition, "A Historical Retrospective View of Black Lives Matter through the Black Panther Party and African American Historical Collections," captures the legacy of the Black Panther Party (BPP) through historical documents that include newspaper articles, letters, posters, and photographs.
The images represented in this exhibition provide critical primary resources for researchers interested in what the BPP stood for and its revolutionary work in and for Black communities. While the BPP folded under state attack in 1982, its legacy is still with us today. For example, its spirit resonates in the slogan: “All power to the people!” As the fight against systemic racism and oppression continues, their legacy remains alive and forceful in shaping contemporary America.
All documents in this exhibition are from UCSB Library's Special Research Collections.
This online exhibition is presented in conjunction with UCSB Reads 2021