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The Black Panther Party

Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch

On the December 28th edition of Your Call, we revisit our conversation with film director Stanley Nelson. He joins us to talk about his new documentary, The Black Panthers, Vanguard of the Revolution

Photo courtesy of Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch

The Black Panthers started in North Oakland in the fall of 1966. Their very visible public presence marked a change of pace during the Civil Rights movement - from giving out free breakfast to children to entering the California State Assembly with loaded rifles, shotguns and pistols.

Stephen Shames

 On the October 1st edition of Your Call, film director Stanley Nelson joins us to talk about his new documentary, The Black Panthers, Vanguard of the Revolution

New FBI files show wide range of Black Panther informant's activities // Oakland Tribune

"Newly released FBI records reveal that Richard Masato Aoki, widely revered as a radical hero in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s, had a deep relationship with the FBI, informing on his fellow Asian activists and on Black Panther Party leaders Huey Newton and Bobby Seale.