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Guide to the Black Panther Black Community News Service Collection
MS 178  
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Description
The Black Panther Community News Service Collection consists of 419 newspapers published by the Black Panther Party between 1967-1980. Each issue was between 16-28 pages and featured a range of articles and op-eds on the activities of the party, black power, police brutality, communism, and party leadership. The back of each issue featured artwork from artist and Black Panther's Minister of Culture Emory Douglas. Beginning on March 13, 1971, the newspapers were re-named The Black Panther Intercommunal News Service.
Extent
19 linear feet (16 boxes)
Restrictions
Permission to publish from the Black Panther Black Community News Service Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.
Availability
No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.