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Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

@ Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission


Records collected by the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission on the Black Panther Party. The folder consists mostly of articles published in newspapers and magazines around the country about the Black Panther Party in California, members' trials, and other controversies. There is also a report of an investigation by the Sovereignty Commission into alleged Black Panther Party work in Port Gibson, Mississippi, a memo naming John Hewlett as a member of the party, a memorandum about the situation with various African Americans throughout the state and selections of the biography of Huey Newton written by Bobby Seale.The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Record Contributed By

Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Record Harvested From

Digital Library of Georgia