Original six Black Panthers (November, 1966) Top left to right:Elbert "Big Man" Howard; Huey P. Newton (Defense Minister), Sherman Forte, Bobby Seale (Chairman). Bottom: Reggie Forte and Little Bobby Hutton (Treasurer).
The Black Panther was a weekly newspaper published by the Black Panther Party from 1967-80. Art directed by Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture Emory Douglas, The Black Panther covers were a combination of Douglas’s own powerful illustration, collage, high-contrast photographs, and poster-like graphics. Many of these covers are courtesy of Babylon Falling and Emory Douglas Art.
In January, 1969, The first Panther's Free Breakfast for School Children Program is initiated at St. Augustine's Church in Oakland. By the end of the year, the Panthers set up kitchens in cities across the nation, feeding over 10,000 children every day be
Richard Aoki, who joined the Black Panther Party for Self Defense shortly after its founding in 1966 by his friends and fellow college students Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, displays a Black-Asian unity sign at a 1968 Black Panther rally. Asian Americans crossed the color line to embrace the ideals of the civil rights movement.
Kathleen and Eldridge Cleaver in Algiers after the birth of their first child. The Black Panther Party had established an international section in Algeria during 1969. by Pan-African News Wire File Photos, via Flickr