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Resistance and Resilience: The Cultural Legacy of the Black Panther Party

The impact of the Black Panther Party continues to resonate today.

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The Black Panther Party combined Black Power’s militancy with socialist ideology, and infused funk music with Franz Fanon’s writings. Their impact on American Culture, from music to style to community organizing, continues to resonate today. Fifty years after the birth of the Black Panther Party, we take a look at the lasting cultural legacy of the Black Panther Party through the eyes of the generations that followed. Special thanks to this show’s host Eric Arnold.


  • Cat Brooks, artist and organizer with the Anti Police-Terror Project
  • René de Guzman, curator of “All Power to the People: Black Panthers at Fifty” at the Oakland Museum of California
  • Sadie Barnette, Panther cub and artist
  • Refa Senay, Panther cub and artist
  • Hodari Davis, co-director Young Gifted and Black, organizer Life is Living
  • Keba Konte, founder and owner of Red Bay Coffee
  • Kaleb Houston, Director of Coffee for Red Bay Coffee


  • Host: Eric Arnold
  • Producers: Anita Johnson, Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada
  • Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
  • Audience Engagement Director/Web Editor: Sabine Blaizin
  • Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker


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