Black power emphasized black self-reliance and self-determination more than integration. Proponents believed African Americans should secure their human rights by creating polical and cultural organizations that served their interests.
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Black Panthers Collection (San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive, San Francisco State University)
Video of television news.
Black Panther Party (Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI Vault)
"The Black Panther Party (BPP) is a black extremist organization founded in Oakland, California in 1966. It advocated the use of violence and guerilla tactics to overthrow the U.S. government. In 1969, the FBI’s Charlotte Field Office opened an investigative file on the BPP to track its militant activities, income, and expenses. This release consists of Charlotte's file on BPP activities from 1969 to 1976."
Huey P. Newton Foundation
History of the party with video, sound files, and other primary sources.
Seattle Black Panther Party History and Memory Project
Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project.
Vanderbilt Television News Archives
Contains digitized video of network television news reporting on the Black Panthers back to 1967. Non-digitized news segments can be requested from the archive. Search for "black panthers"
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