Chronicling/Of Lords and Panthers

Issue Date: 
January 16, 2007

“Radicals in Black and Brown: Of Young Lords, Black Panthers, and the Social and Economic Roots of Late-Sixties Radicalism” was the title of a Dec. 7 lecture here by Johanna Fernandez, visiting assistant professor of postwar U.S. history and codirector of the Oral History Project on Black Pittsburgh at Carnegie Mellon University. She is also codirector of a traveling exhibition of photos, posters, flyers, and other materials chronicling the common themes, imagery, and iconography of the Black Panther Party and the Young Lords Party.

Ferdandez’s lecture was funded by Pitt’s Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences and presented by the Pittsburgh Social Movements Forum, made up of faculty and students from the sociology departments of Pitt and Duquesne University.