Black Panther alumni celebrated the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Party in 2016. In this informal census we present the names of those who are still in prison, who were recently released and who died while incarcerated.
Intersectional Black Panther Party History ProjectDec 31, 20163:41PM EST
The Black Panther Party just closed out its 50th anniversary year. On this occasion, the Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project spoke with Panther women about leadership, electoral politics and what we should be doing today.
Color Of Change’s Brandi Collins “It is clear the Department of Homeland Security and FBI are continuing their disturbing legacy of employing secretive surveillance tactics with murky legal parameters to chill The Movement for Black Lives.”
Activist Kathleen Cleaver: “The Panther legacy is in the possession of all these young activists; Black kids, Chinese kids, Puerto Rican kids who loved the Black Panther Party and were inspired by it. That’s the legacy.”
"Afeni had a deep and profound love for the community and a passion for the people that made her a dynamic organizer and dedicated activist. ...[Her] organizing laid the seeds for a legacy we still bear witness to today."