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Here is a partial and ongoing list of Books & Films for research on African-American history, The Black Panther Party and U.S. social movements. Enjoy!

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Eyes on the Prize: last segment focuses on BPP (Produced by PBS)

 

Cointelpro 101: rise of Cointelpro and its actions to neutralize progressive social movements in the US (Directed by Freedom Archives)

 

Black Power Mixtape: Black Freedom Struggle: US (Directed by Goran Olssen)

 

Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners: Documentary of her life and court trial (Directed by Shola Lynch)

 

Palante: (film & book) regarding Young Lords Party Puerto Rican movement in US. (Directed by Iris Morales)

 

Aoki: Story of Richard Aoki-Japanese American Field Marshall of the BPP (Directed by Mike Cheng and Ben Wang)

 

Polynesian Panthers: About the creation of the BPP Chapter in Auckland, New Zealand. (Directed by Nevak Iloliha)

 

A Panther in Africa: BPP Member Pete O’Neal’s life in exile

 

Mama C: Urban Warrior in the Bush: Charlotte O’Neal’s life in the BPP and in Africa

 

Justice on Trial: Mumia Abu-Jamal’s life, court trials and incarceration (Produced by Big Noise Films & Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal. Not for sale. Contact JusticeonTrialThe Movie@gmail.com

 

Beauty in Truth: The life of Alice Walker (Directed by Paraiba Parmar & Shaheen Shah)

 

The Black Panther Party—Vanguard of the Revolution: Chronicle of the BPP, includes interviews with BPP members and archival footage. (Directed by Stanley Nelson & Laurens Grant, Firelight Media). Airs on PBS

documentary films

American Violet: adaptation of true history of government orchestrated drug raids in early 2000s

 

North Country: adaptation of true story of the first class action [group] lawsuit against a corporation for sexual harassment and mistreatment of women factory workers, 1988-89

 

Bordertown: adaptation of true story of the unsolved murders of over 500 young women factory workers in the Maquiladores in Juarez, Mexico, across the border from Texas in the early late 1990s. Executive Producer: Jennifer Lopez.

 

The Color Purple: Fictional story of two African-American sisters, post-slavery in the US (adaptation of Alice Walker’s book, The Color Purple)

 

12 Years A Slave: based of the true story (and book of the same name) of Solomon Northrup, a freedman

 

Selma: film about the Voting Rights marches across Pettis Bridge. (Directed by Ava DuVernay)

Feature films

The Spirit of the Panther | by David Hilliard

The Huey P. Newton Reader | by Huey P. Newton

 

Revolutionary Suicide | by Huey P. Newton

 

A Taste of Power | by Elaine Brown

 

Seize the Time | by Bobby Seale

 

Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas | by Emory Douglas

 

Liberation, Imagination and the Black Panther Party: A New Look at the Black Panthers and their Legacy | by Kathleen Cleaver

 

My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain | by Aaron Dixon

 

We Were Free for a While: Back to Back in the Black Panther Party | by Steve McCutchen

 

Living For The City-Migration, Education and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California | by Donna Murch

 

Want To Start A Revolution? Radical Women In the Black Freedom Struggle | Anthology, edited by Dayo Gore, Jeanne Theoharis and Komozi Woodard (Chapter 7 on BPP Oakland Community School)

 

Black Against Empire | by Waldo Martin, Joshua Bloom

 

Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination | by Alondra Nelson

 

Party Music: The Inside Story of the R&B band of the BPP | by Rickey Vincent

 

Assata: The autobiography of Assata Shakur | by Assata Shakur

 

The Rebellious Life of Ms. Rosa Parks | by Jeanne Theoharis

 

All of W.E.B. Dubois’ books

All of Frantz Fanon’s books (may be out of print)

All of Angela Davis’ books

All of Alice Walker’s books

All of Audre Lorde’s books

All of bell hooks’ books

All of Jonathan Kozol’s books

All of June Jordan’s books

 

Black Feminist Thought | by Patricia Hill-Collins

Palante: Young Lords Party | by Iris Morales

 

Passing It On | by Yuri Kochiyama

 

Twelve Years A Slave | Solomon Northrup

 

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks | by Rebecca Skloot

 

White Fragility | Robin DiAngelo

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