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Flyer for Black Panther Party Rally with Young Patriots and Young Lords Organization

Black Panther Party

Amistad Research Center

Amistad Research Center

Founded in October 1966 in Oakland, California, by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton, the Black Panther Party began as the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense and focused on protection within African American neighborhoods from police brutality. The BPP eventually expanded to other chapters throughout the country. One of the most popular chapters was the Illinois chapter, led by its charismatic Chairman, Fred Hampton. The Young Patriots were an organization founded in Chicago in the 1960s and it consisted of transplanted, impoverished Southern whites galvanized into activism by their own experiences with police brutality. The Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party and the Young Patriots formed a coalition in 1968 to address issues of police brutality and other problems facing Chicago's black community. This flyer was probably produced during the period of collaboration between the two organizations.

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  • Title: Flyer for Black Panther Party Rally with Young Patriots and Young Lords Organization
  • Creator: Black Panther Party
  • Subject Keywords: Young Patriots Organization, Young Lords (Organization), Black Panther Party
  • Type: document
  • Rights: Physical rights are retained by the Amistad Research Center. The materials in this exhibition are being made available for personal and scholarly research use only. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws. If you are the rightful copyright holder of an item represented in this exhibition and wishes to have it removed, please submit a request to reference@amistadresearchcenter.org including proof of ownership and clear identification of the work, preferably with URL.
  • Repository: Amistad Research Center
  • Extent: 1 p.
  • Date: c. 1969
  • Collection: Eric Steele Wells papers
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