New Black Panther exhibit

Mother and child photograph

New exhibit: Pictures and Progress: the Black Panther 1966-2010

November 10-April 28, 2016

Located on the 3rd and 4th floors of McHenry Library

The Black Panther Party was officially formed in 1966, shortly after the creation of Marvel Comics Black Panther character. Fifty years later, two interconnected exhibits examine the role of women in the Party and the comic.

Curators explore the role of women in the Party through photographs from the Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch collection, ephemera, and original posters by Emory Douglas. About 40 comics have been selected to explore the portrayal of the Black Panther character and African Americans in the second half of the twentieth century.

These exhibits have been curated by crystal am nelson, Cathy Thomas, and Kiran Garcha, PhD students at UC Santa Cruz.