Wasn’t Khalid Raheem’s Black History Month Lunch & Learn lecture today so thought-provoking? Did it make you curious about some of the books, events, individuals, and organizations that played a role in the history of the Black Panther party? It made us curious and we’re pleased to let you know that many of the topics discussed can be investigated further at the JKM Library.
For one, the JKM Library has available for check-out the George Jackson book, Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson. Mr. Raheem’s description of Mr. Jackson’s role in the Revolutionary Prison movement was compelling and this primary source resource provides a direct view of the activist’s experiences. Click here to find the book in the JKM Library catalog.
Huey Newton, whom Mr. Raheem discussed in relation to the effect of imprisonment had on the eventual splintering of the Black Panther Party, is also well represented in the JKM Library collection. Click here to listen in on Huey Newton’s conversation with Erik Erikson. There are many more volumes in the JKM collections that discuss the history and legacy of the Black Panther Party and the JKM Library staff are always happy to help you find even more resources in our collections.
In fact, we were thrilled to hear Mr. Raheem discuss the Black Panther Party in Pittsburgh and in Philadelphia because we have a brand, new resource that makes Pennsylvania history research even easier! To search through online databases of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (from 1786 – 1985) and the Philadelphia Enquirer (from 1860 – 2001), just click “P” on the Databases A-Z tab and select the newspaper of your choice. From here, you can find lots of articles about the history of the Black Panther Party in our region.
We’re only scratching the surface of the resources available in this post, so stop by the JKM Library and let us know if you’d like to dig a little deeper. We’re always happy to help!
Thanks to the Office of Student Affairs for bringing to Chatham such a compelling speaker and social activist!