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The Black Panther Party: Through a KQED Lens

Our cameras were there at the rallies in the '60s and our reporters are still covering the story today, as our culture reflects on what’s changed, what hasn’t, and how, despite the demise of the party, Panther ideals live on today.

Check out KQED archival footage of Panther supporters, Muhammed Ali, H. Rap Brown, Stokely Carmichael, Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale, and Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver—plus San Francisco’s own Glide Memorial Church pastor Cecil Williams speaking out back in the day.

Rally of Fire (1969)

Panther Rally (1968)

Malcolm X Birthday (1970)

Black Panther Compilation
(Early ‘70s)


Explore KQED’s ongoing coverage of the Black Panthers, including their cultural and artistic influence in the community as well as new Black Panthers facts still coming to light.


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