Picturing Black History

Photographs and stories that changed the world

A collaboration of     and    

Black Internationalism

Plaque à l'entrée du siège du Black Panther Party en Algérie.

The Panthers and Palestine

The Black Panther Party—especially their International Section based in Algiers—embraced the Palestinian cause as part and parcel of their own struggle.

Workers from Barbados arriving at Cristobal Port, on th SS Ancon American steamship

Black Laborers on the Panama Canal

West Indian, especially Barbadian, migrant labor on the Panama Canal changed shipping routes, benefitted the U.S. economy, and affected immigration for decades afterward.

Picture of Bob Marley singing

A Lyrical Revolution

Four photographs capture how music embodies a long tradition of global Black engagement and the goal of justice for all Black people.