Fifty years ago, activists Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale co-founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in Oakland, Calif. The Panthers advocated self-defense in the face of police brutality and ignited a national movement with repercussions in black protest movements today.
To commemorate Black History Month, the Newseum offers key exhibits, artifacts and videos related to significant moments in African American history. Highlights include:
Contributing support for “1966: Civil Rights at 50” has been provided by Altria Group.