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The Citizen

    Black Panther exhibit back at Laney

    A new exhibition, which highlights the role of the underground press in Civil Rights Movement and the society of the 1960s and 1970s, is taking place in the Laney College Library. 
    Dozens of newspapers and brochures, among them the notable Black Panther and the Berkeley Barb, are being shown in the library beginning on Nov. 2. 
    As the 50th anniversary of the Black Panthers Party is coming up next year and many relevant events are taking place around the Bay Area, Laney College is participating this exhibition organized by Billy X Jennings, a former Black Panther who still remains active by maintaining the legacy of the Black Panthers. 
    The contribution of the underground media in the Civil Rights Movement and the anti-war protests during the Vietnam War has been tremendous; for almost two decades, it gave voice to the people of the local communities and helped them to organize demonstrations and workshops. 
    This fact makes this exhibition very unique, as it contains information about and insights into a critical historic period that changed the country so radically. 
    Visitors will read in the covers of the newspapers local facts they are already familiar with, such as the San Francisco State University strike in 1969, as well as lesser known ones such as the Soledad Prison yard riot in 1970. As the emphasis is given to the Black Panthers legacy, the greatest part of the exhibition refers to their fight for racial equality and social justice. 
    The exhibition is taking place in Laney College Library from Nov. 2 to Dec. 18.

    About the Contributor
    In the fall of 2019, The Laney Tower rebranded as The Citizen and launched a new website. These stories were ported over from the old Laney Tower website, but byline metadata was lost in the port. However, many of these stories credit the authors in the text of the story. Some articles may also suffer from formatting issues. Future archival efforts may fix these issues.  
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