The Black Panther Party and the Case of the New York 21

Title

The Black Panther Party and the Case of the New York 21

Subject

Black Panther Party

Description

Published at the height of the Cold War, this booklet links the anticommunist politics of local, state, and federal authorities on the political oppression of U.S. citizens, specifically among radical leftist groups such as the White Panthers and the Black Panthers. Detailing the trial of the New York 21, or Panther 21, this booklet seeks to raise public awareness of police and federal government corruption and the ways law enforcement tried to link the twenty-one Black Panther Party members to domestic terrorism. The Panther 21 trial resulted in a mass acquittal with the trial lasting between the years 1969 and 1971. Themes discussed in this booklet include the ghettoization of U.S. cities in the North, black militant ideology, political imprisonment, and the legacies of McCarthyism in FBI surveillance and suppression of organizations perceived as radical in the late-1960s and early-1970s.

Creator

Members of the Charter Group for a Pledge of Conscience

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

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

Date

ca. 1969

Format

booklet

Original Format

paper

Citation

Members of the Charter Group for a Pledge of Conscience, “The Black Panther Party and the Case of the New York 21,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed July 15, 2024, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/599.

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