Life as a Black Panther: Newly discovered photos show the unseen side of the movement fighting for civil rights


A new exhibition will document the unseen side of the Black Panther Party in a series of rare archive images taken by a husband and wife team who gained unprecedented access to the group’s inner circle. 

Vanguard Revisited will take the pictures from 1968 by Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch and display them alongside new images of the Black Panther Party from 1969 onwards. 

The images show people of all ages taking on police brutality with community activism, political education campaigns and coalitions with local and national organizations. The couple aimed to show a different image of the protesters from the mainstream media at the time.

Baruch said at the time: ‘We can only tell you: This is what we saw. This is what we felt. These are the people.’ 

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