Alexander Street Press Electronically Publishes Black Panther Party Newspaper

Jun 15, 2004

Alexander Street Press Electronically Publishes Black Panther Party Newspaper Alexander Street Press has announced an agreement with David Hilliard, the former Black Panther and current executive director of the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation, to publish never-before-seen materials from a Black Panther archive that the Foundation privately owns. The items, which include more than 2,500 pages of oral histories and the only known full run of The Black Panther, the party newspaper, will be published electronically in Alexander Street's Black Thought and Culture database, and it will also be offered as a standalone subscription.

The Black Panther Party Newspaper provides a weekly record of the development of the party, and includes contributions from figures such as Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver, Stokely Carmichael, Angela Davis, and Huey Newton. The newspaper will be available in its entirety, in color, and fully searchable. The agreement also includes some 2,500 pages of interviews conducted by David Hilliard and Lewis Cole, in preparation for This Side of Glory: The Autobiography of David Hilliard.

Black Thought and Culture is a 100,000-page database of writings by African Americans. Its goal is to provide students with seminal non-fiction works by blacks in America from Colonial times to the present, thereby documenting the evolution of black thought.

The Black Panther Party Newspaper and Black Panther Oral History Collection are scheduled for publication early in 2005. Users who already have access to Black Thought and Culture, either by purchase or subscription, will receive these materials automatically.