The introduction looks at the larger impact that the movement of Black Power had on U.S. society and the problems of enduring poverty that remain. It argues that the Black Panther Party both embodied Black Power and stretched it to its limits with its international activism, interracial alliances, commitment to address state violence, and desire to foster self-determination in the black communities of Oakland.
Howard University Library Archives, Moorland Spingarn Research Center, The Civil Rights Documentation Project.
New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Black Panther Party, Harlem Branch Collection.
Black Panther Party FBI Files, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
San Francisco African American Historical and Cultural Society Archives.
Social Protest Collection, Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.