In October of 1966, Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded The Black Panther Party in California to emphasize black pride, community control and unification for civil rights. The organization spread across the U.S. and an important chapter was founded in Chicago in 1968 to combat discrimination and police brutality. Join us for a discussion of the history of The Black Panther Party by reading:
From the Bullet to the Ballot by Jakobi Williams
The Assassination of Fred Hampton by Jeffrey Haas
Copies of these titles will be available at the 1st Floor Reference Desk, along with other books and DVDs on the topic. This program is in partnership with the Edgewater Historical Society.