The Black Panther Party in Retrospect: Panel 2

December 2, 2009

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December 4, 2009 marked the 40th anniversary of the murders of Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton, and party member Mark Clark by the Chicago Police Department.  Party members, scholars and activists examine the impact of this event locally and nationally, and explore the larger context of the history and culture of the Black Panther Party and its relevance for today. This event is co-sponsored by the  Black Panther Party (BPP) Illinois History Project.

Panelists:
Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party
Ahmad Rahman, author of The Regime Change of Kwame Nkrumah; Associate Professor of History at University of Michigan-Dearborn, Detroit BPP member & former political prisoner
Jane Rhodes, author of Framing the Black Panthers: The Spectacular Rise of a Black Power Icon; Professor and Chair of American Studies at Macalester College

This event was the second of two panels; click here for Panel 1.

 

Recorded Wednesday, December 02, 2009 at International House.