"The Black Panther Party (BPP) is a black extremist organization founded in Oakland, California in 1966. It advocated the use of violence and guerilla tactics to overthrow the U.S. government. In 1969, the FBI’s Charlotte Field Office opened an investigative file on the BPP to track its militant activities, income, and expenses. This release consists of Charlotte's file on BPP activities from 1969 to 1976. "
Selected items available online.
"The Records of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Region I document the daily work of the NAACP in the Western United States from 1942-1986 (bulk 1945-1977). Regular additions to the collection are expected. Although the Region initially consisted of four states and grew to include nine, the bulk of the collection documents the work of the Region I Office in California, particularly in regard to statewide legislation. One of the most comprehensive record series is that of Branch Files, which contains documentation of the work of local (usually citywide) branches throughout the Region. The work of Regional Directors, Noah W. Griffin, Franklin Williams, Tarea Hall Pittman, Leonard H. Carter, and Virna M. Canson, is especially well represented within the collection."
Correspondence and other papers from the National Negro Business League in the Library of Congress American Memory Collection Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929
"...radio broadcast by Muhammad was aired in the NYC area on radio station WNTA on November 23, 1960. It was part of a series of radio broadcasts by the NOI that -- in part -- sought to explain the group's separatist and nationalist racial philosophy to the public. "
University of Albany Talking History website.
"Ella Baker was an instrumental figure in the formation of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) during the late 1950s and in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) during the early 1960s."
"The Pacifica Radio Archives is proud to present a sample of the many recordings held in our vaults of key activists and organizers of the Black Panther Party. Founded in Oakland, CA in 1966 as the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, the organization fought back against racial profiling and police harassment and abuse in Black communities and stressed self-determination, self-empowerment and Black autonomy through its Ten-Point Program. This collection of audio recordings documents speeches, interviews, news coverage and documentaries by or about the Black Panther Party as broadcast on Pacifica Radio stations between 1966 and 1989 and includes the voices of many notable members of the Panthers, including Huey P. Newton, Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, H. Rap Brown (Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin), Kathleen Cleaver and Elaine Brown. The Pacifica Radio Archives worked in conjunction with the University of California, Berkeley's Moffitt Library to preserve the recordings offered here."
The former movement leaders, Judith Albert and Stewart Albert "tell it like it was", presenting material generated by the social protest movements. Challenging the prevailing view that the decade failed to produce influential enduring ideas, the authors demonstrate that the new left and counterculture produced a coherent body of critical thought about the nature of American society.