Berkeley receives $100K to 'honor the legacy' of the Black Panther Party

The radical Marxist revolutionary organization from the 1960s, the Black Panthers, will be the subject of an academic study conducted by the University of California-Berkeley to discover and honor the group's legacy. The study is being funded by the American taxpayer via a grant for about $100,000 from, curiously, the National Park Service. Washington Free Beacon: "This cooperative research project between the National Park Service (NPS) and the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) on the Black Panther Party (BPP) is anchored in historical methods, visual culture, and the preservation of sites and voices," according to the funding announcement. "The project will discover new links between the historical events concerning race that occurred in Richmond during World War II and the subsequent emergence of the BPP in the San Francisco Bay Area two decades later through research, oral history, and interpretation." "Committed to truthfully...(Read Full Post)

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