Firstly, welcome to our new blog! One of the many wonderful resources maintained in the Freedom Archives are a series of newspapers published by the Black Panther Party. These newspapers are not just fascinating historical resources with cool artwork, they truly represent a grassroots effort to provide Black communities relevant local and international news, draw linkages between liberation struggles, teach literacy and provide political education. Our collection of these invaluable resources has been uncatalogued for years, but not for much longer. We’ve enlisted some of our interns and we should have our entire collection cataloged within the next couple of weeks. Until then, enjoy this slideshow with samples from our collection.
ps. The Freedom Archives is always open to donations of BPP newspapers and/or other relevant historical materials. If you have materials that you think would fit well in the Archives or you would like to make a donation, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.