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Wed, Feb 01


Howard University School of Social Work

Comrade Sisters: Women of the Black Panther Party Panel Discussion Featuring Ericka Huggins and Guests

Join us for an evening honoring Women of the Black Panther Party. Featuring Ericka Huggins, Steve Shames, Lynn French, Cheryl Dawson, and Hazel Mack Hilliard-learn about the stories that have gone unheard until now.

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Comrade Sisters: Women of the Black Panther Party Panel Discussion Featuring Ericka Huggins and Guests

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Feb 01, 6:00 PM

Howard University School of Social Work, 601 Howard Pl NW, Washington, DC 20059


About The Event

About Comrade Sisters

Some know the Party's history as a movement for the social, political, economic and spiritual upliftment of Black and indigenous people of colour - but to this day, few know the story of the backbone of the Party: the women. It's estimated that six out of ten Panther Party members were women. While these remarkable women of all ages and diverse backgrounds were regularly making headlines agitating, protesting, and organising, off-stage these same women were building communities and enacting social justice, providing food, housing, education, healthcare, and more. Comrade Sisters is their story.

The book combines photos by Stephen Shames, who at the time was  a 20-year-old college student at Berkeley. With the complete trust of  the Black Panther Party, Shames took intimate, behind-the-scenes  photographs that fully portrayed Party members' lives. This marks his  third photo book about the Black Panthers and includes many never before  published images.

Ericka Huggins, an early Party  member and leader along with Bobby Seale and Huey Newton, has written a  moving text, sharing what drew so many women to the Party and focusing  on their monumental work on behalf of the most vulnerable citizens. Most  importantly, the book includes contributions from over fifty former  women members – some well-known, others not – who vividly recall their  personal experiences from that time. Other texts include a foreword by  Angela Davis and an afterword by Alicia Garza. All Power to the People.





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