A Public History Project on the Black Panther Party
To commemorate and reflect on the legacy of the Black Panther Party, founded 55 years ago, graduate students in the Department of History are leading a public history project entitled "From Black Power to Black Lives Matter: The Black Panther Party, 55 Years Later." The event series honors the Black Panther Party’s legacy for movements for racial and economic justice around the world through a series of events from February to October 2021. With an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach, this initiative encourages meaningful dialogue and intellectual exchange between Stanford and Bay Area community members. Details of the events, including community conversations, reading groups, podcasts, and a creative contest, can be found on the project website.