Stay in the Streets, Free the Panthers

Title

Stay in the Streets, Free the Panthers

Subject

Black Power

Description

This Black Panther Party button addresses the effort to free Black Panther members imprisoned by the state and federal government during the Black Power era. The Panthers were subjected to widespread repression and a particular target of the FBI's COINTELPRO programs, which categorized the organization as a domestic terrorist group. To movement activists and allies, these prisoners were more accurately described as political prisoners.

Creator

Black Panther Party

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

ca. late-1960s

Format

Button

Type

Physical Object

Collection

Citation

Black Panther Party, “Stay in the Streets, Free the Panthers,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed January 28, 2022, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/215.

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