Join Nation Books authors of The Black Panthers: Portraits of An Unfinished Revolution at the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center on Wednesday, January 25th. Photojournalist Bryan Shih and historian Yohuru Williams explore the history of the Black Panther Party (BPP), alongside portraits of former Panther members as they are today. Shih and Williams will share their experiences unearthing less often told stories of rank-and-file BPP members and reflect on the history of the organization.
Even fifty years after it was founded, the Black Panther Party remains one of the most misunderstood political organizations of the twentieth century. But beyond the labels of "extremist" and "violent" that have marked the party, and beyond charismatic leaders like Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, and Eldridge Cleaver, were the ordinary men and women who made up the Panther rank and file. In The Black Panthers, Shih and Williams offer a reappraisal of the party's history and legacy. Through stunning portraits and interviews with surviving Panthers, as well as illuminating essays by leading scholars, The Black Panthers reveals party members' grit and battle scars — and the undying love for the people that kept them going.
|Start:||January 25, 2017 at 6:30 PM|
|End:||January 25, 2017 at 8:30 PM|
|Where:||The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X. Boulevard
New York, NY 10037