KQED: How Some Elders are Working to Preserve the Legacy of the Black Panther Party in Oakland

KQED: How Some Elders are Working to Preserve the Legacy of the Black Panther Party in Oakland. “In Buffalo’s view, one of the most important things he can do is continue to preserve the legacy of the Black Panther Party for the generations to come. Buffalo’s story brings up a larger issue of ownership, power and historical narrative when it comes to preserving and sharing the legacy of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, and the broader Bay Area. He’s one of many people eager to ensure the history of the Black Panther Party is accessible and available to the public.” This man spends most of what he receives in government assistance on maintaining a storage unit containing Black Panther Party history and archives. Even when he doesn’t have a place to live he’s focused on safeguarding history.

Emory University: Emory acquires archive of Black Panther Party activist Kathleen Cleaver

Emory University: Emory acquires archive of Black Panther Party activist Kathleen Cleaver. “Emory University has acquired the personal papers of Black Panther Party member, activist, and retired Emory Law faculty member Kathleen Cleaver. The papers, which will reside at Emory’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, span Cleaver’s career and life as an activist, particularly as a member of the Black Panther Party (BPP), and include personal and professional correspondence, books and photographs, as well as audiovisual and born-digital material.”

UC Santa Cruz: Library digitizes over 6,000 photos from Pirkle Jones/Ruth-Marion Baruch collection

UC Santa Cruz: Library digitizes over 6,000 photos from Pirkle Jones/Ruth-Marion Baruch collection . “Thousands of previously unseen photographs from The Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch Collection at UC Santa Cruz are now available online to the general public, thanks to a collaboration between the campus library and the California Digital Library (CDL).”

Hoodline: African American Museum receives grant to digitize rare protest footage

Hoodline: African American Museum receives grant to digitize rare protest footage. “Rarely-seen footage of protests from the 1960s – 70s will soon be freely available online thanks to a grant awarded to the African American Museum & Library at Oakland…. The grant will be used to digitize 98 films and four audiotapes documenting protest movements, including protests by the Black Panther Party, students protesting the Vietnam War and union demonstrations.”