The oral history consists of nine digital files: 2011.174.29.1a, 2011.174.29.1b, 2011.174.29.1c, 2011.174.29.1d, 2011.174.29.1e, 2011.174.29.1f, 2011.174.29.1g, 2011.174.29.1h, and 2011.174.29.1i.
Evans Hopkins recalls growing up in Danville, Virginia, and participating in efforts to desegregate public schools and the library. He remembers joining the Black Panther Party in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Oakland, California, and working on Bobby Seale's campaign for Mayor of Oakland. He also discusses his imprisonment for car theft and the high rate of incarceration among African American men.
The oral history consists of eleven digital files: 2011.174.57.1a, 2011.174.57.1b, 2011.174.57.1c, 2011.174.57.1d, 2011.174.57.1e, 2011.174.57.1f, 2011.174.57.1g, 2011.174.57.1h, 2011.174.57.1i, 2011.174.57.1j, and 2011.174.57.1k.
Elmer Dixon discusses his childhood in Chicago, Illinois and Seattle, Washington, where he marched with Martin Luther King, Jr., and heard Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) leader Stokely Carmichael speak. At 17 he met Black Panthers Bobby Seale and Huey Newton in Oakland and established, with his brother Aaron Dixon as Defense Captain, the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party. Dixon discusses his work with the Panthers, the survival of several of the programs he started, including a health clinic, his work after the Panther chapter closed down in 1978, and his current position as director of an executive consulting firm specializing in diversity issues.
This black and white poster features Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in front of the storefront headquarters of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California. Both men wear black berets, leather jackets, and black pants. The man on the right carries a rifle in both hands, and has a bandolier of ammunition slung over his right shoulder and across his chest. The man on the left carries an object tucked under his left arm. Behind the men is a large sign hanging in the window that reads "BLACK PANTHER/ PARTY/ FOR/ [ILLEGIBLE]." Below the image is a quote that reads "The racist dog policeman must withdraw immediately from our communities./ Cease their wanton murder and brutality and torture of Black People/ or face the wrath of the armed people./ Huey P. Newton, Minister of Defense/ Black Panther Party/ P.O. Box 8641 Emeryville Calif.
A framed black and white poster of Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in front of the storefront headquarters of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California. Both men are wearing berets and leather jackets and are armed with assault rifles. Below the image is this quote from Newton: [The racist dog policemen must withdraw immediately from our communities, cease their wanton murder and brutality and torture of black people, or face the wrath of the armed people].