Coming Soon to ALOUD: 50 Years of the Black Panther Party
Fifty years ago this month, one of the most groundbreaking social movements in American history began with the founding of the Black Panther Party. On the occasion of this anniversary, photojournalist Bryan Shih and historian Yohuru Williams have published the powerful new book, Portraits from an Unfinished Revolution. Collecting rarely heard stories of rank and file party members—like voter registrars, medical clinicians, and community teachers—the book offers a fresh take on the movement’s legacy through combining captivating portraits with interviews and scholarly essays. On October 13, Shih will visit ALOUD to share his portraits and reflect on the history and legacy of the Black Panther Party in a conversation with activist and organizer Melina Abdullah, and Panthers Ericka Huggins, Norma Mtume, and Phyllis Jackson. Take a peek at some of Shih’s portraits recently featured in a special New York Times slideshow, along with some archival images of local L.A. Black Panthers moments from the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection.