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Africana Studies Subject Guide — Black Power Movement

Interdisciplinary guide for Africana/African American Studies

Black Power Movement

This page features a small selection of UConn library and external resources to support learning and research pertaining to the Black Power Movement. This list is meant to be exploratory and is not a comprehensive representation or list of the library's holdings.

For additional assistance, please contact Stephanie Birch, Research Services Librarian for Africana Studies at

Black Power

"....emphasized black self-reliance and self-determination more than integration. Proponents believed African Americans should secure their human rights by creating political and cultural organizations that served their interests."

-- National Museum of African American History & Culture, on the The Foundations of Black Power (2019).

Photo: Black Panther Party providing sickle cell anemia testing at Black Community Survival Conference, March 30th, 1972. Courtesy of Standford University. Link

Collection Highlights

Black Power Mixtape, 19657-1975 (2011) is a 9-part documentary series by Swedish journalists drawn to the US by stories of urban unrest and revolution. Featuring prominent figures like Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Angela Davis, and Eldridge Cleaver, the filmmakers captured movement leaders in intimate moments and remarkably unguarded interviews. Available in DVD format at the UConn library. Watch a clip:

Black Arts Movement

Black Panther Party

Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee

Online Resources

  • Black Panthers Collection | Television news collection from the San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive at San Francisco State University
  • Black Panther Party Newspaper | Free full-text access to a digital collection of the Party's official newspaper, with issues ranging from 1967-76
  • FBI Vault | Surveillance record from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Black religious, social, and political organizations and their leaders
  • Huey P. Newton Foundation | Organization providing information on the history of the Black Panther Party with video, sound files, and other primary sources
  • SNCC Digital Gateway | A documentary website by the SNCC Legacy Project and Duke University that uses documents, photographs, and audiovisual material to chronicle SNCC’s historic struggle for voting rights. 
  • Vanderbilt Television News Archives | Contains digitized video of network television news reporting on the Black Panthers back to 1967. Non-digitized news segments can be requested from the archive. Search for "Black Panthers"