Picturing Black History

Photographs and stories that changed the world

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1970s

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.

Graffiti covers the walls of the hotel room of Mark Essex.

The Writings of Mark Essex

Initially written off as “crazy,” the New Orleans Sniper’s ideas reflected a more widely held sentiment of rage among Black youth.

The Locked Out

Jesse Jackson and the radicalism of 1980s Black presidential politics