Special Section Black Panther Party

News Coverage 1968-1977

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The Black Panther Party was a media magnet, attracting public attention like few other organizations in American political history. From its founding in April, 1968 until its dissolution in 1977 and even after, the Seattle BPP was often in the news. The Northwest Regional Newspaper Index maintained by the UW Libraries, Special Collections, lists more than 140 newspaper articles published in local newspapers. We present here that full database of citations along with readable digital versions of many articles (click highlighted links). These articles are courtesy of the Seattle Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle Medium, University of Washington Daily, Seattle Afro-American Journal, Pacific Citizen, Seattle Sun, Seattle Magazine.
1968:
2/15 UW Daily Premise: series on black power

4/20 Seattle Times  Black Panther group plans Seattle unit 
5/9 Afro-American Journal Black Panther Party for Self Defense
7/3 Seattle Times Typical attire (photos)
7/3 Seattle Times  Seattle Panthers - what's their goal? (photo)
7/6 Seattle Times   Black Panthers May Run Candidate
7/11 Afro-American Journal Rebellion sweeps central area
7/11 UW Daily Brisker tells Panther aims 
7/17 Seattle Times  Panthers march for 3 youths 
7/25 UW Daily Clinic 8 offers advice works in 4 teams
7/30 Seattle Times 9 injured in gunfire-marked outbreak in central area
7/30 Seattle Times Panther leader charged in theft
7/30 Seattle Times  Negroes criticize amount of force in police search 
7/31 Seattle Post-Intelligencer Leader of Panthers free on $3,000 bail
7/31 Seattle Times Police persecution charged by leader of black panthers
7/31 Seattle Times  Seattle black panther leader is released on $3,000 bond 
8/2 Seattle Times  $100 donated to Black Panthers at Bellevue 
8/8 Seattle Times Officials probe use of school bus to aid 'panther' rally
8/8 Seattle Post-Intelligencer Carroll office protest "invasion" thwarted (portrait of Gossett)
8/8 Seattle Times  Panther supporters decide not to storm prosecutor's office
8/9 Seattle Times Seattle Rally Protests Black Panther's Arrest
8/23 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  Panthers, Evans, share podium
9/7 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  Tension slackens at Rainier Beach
9/8 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  Police to Patrol Rainier Beach
9/9 Seattle Times Warrant Issued for Panther in Harassment of Firemen
9/13 Seattle Times  Mayor warns Black Panthers: tighter gun law sought 
9/14 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  Braman Warns Panthers
9/12 Afro-American Journal Rainier Beach School Crisis!
9/18 Seattle Times Black Panthers Nominate Curtis Harris
9/18 Seattle Times  Black Panther arrested after courthouse melee
9/19 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  Parents in protest meet at Franklin
9/19 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  Panther to seek arrest of officers 
9/19 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  Crackdown pledged in school "invasions"
9/19 Seattle Times  Black Panther's trial in threat continued (photo) [Curtis Harris]
9/19 Afro-American Journal Racism, brutality in seattle courtroom: black panther's nominee curtis harris attacked
9/19 Afro-American Journal Panthers bitter over police attacks: reprisals may result
9/20 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  Panther Told Rights
9/20 Seattle Times  Congress nominee asks probe of black panthers
9/21 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  Black Group demands charges against 5 officers
9/24 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  Controversy hot as city adopts weapons law
9/26 Seattle Times  Police Cleared in arrest of Panther
9/28 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  Gun-toting Panthers knew law: Braman
10/1 Seattle Magazine Black Panthers on the Prowl (pdf. file)
10/1 The Fire Fighter Central Area harassment continues
10/4 Seattle Times  Black Panther Speaks at Seattle U (photo of Aaron D)
10/9 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  Panther guilty of threat on officer's life 
10/10 Afro-American Journal Murder! Rising racist irresponsibility: Editorial
10/10 UW Daily 11 rads to speak at draft forum
10/11 Pacific Citizen Terrorism shakes Seattle
10/11 Seattle Times  Black Panther Cleaver cancels U.W. appearance
10/13 Seattle Times  125 attend rites for dead Black Panther [Armstead] (photo)
10/15 Seattle Times  "Either he or I was going to get shot," policeman tells jury.
10/16 Seattle Post-Intelligencer Jury probes for facts in boy's death (photos)
10/16 Seattle Times  Doctor at inquest questions bullet's path (photos)
10/16 Seattle Times  Mrs. Cleaver speaks at UW teach-in, calls Wallace "punk"
10/16 UW Daily Teach-in opens but no Cleaver (photo)
10/17 Seattle Post-Intelligencer Shooting death "justifiable" inquest rules
10/17 Seattle Times  Black Panther Will Appeal Conviction [Curtis Harris]
10/17 Seattle Times  Negro youth's death ruled justifiable [Armstead] (photo)
10/18 Seattle Times  Blacks set own probe of killing
10/18 UW Daily Dixon to clarify Panther goals
10/22 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  Rally criticizes police, mayor and prosecutor
10/22 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  Municipal League report critical of police action
10/22 Seattle Times  Three groups brand mayor's guerilla statement as lie 
10/22 UW Daily Dixon Clarifies Party Stand
11/5 Seattle Times  Black students seek new courses (photos) [Third in series]
11/28 Seattle Times Dismissal denied for Aaron Dixon
12/2 Seattle Times  Church sets term for Black Panthers
12/3 Seattle Times  Robber shot in holdup try (Sidney N. Miller)
12/5 Afro-American Journal 3rd and Pine (concerns death of Sidney Miller)
12/6 Argus  In Portland too- black Panthers bother high schools: small minority disrupting activities - beating students 
12/12 Seattle Times  2 Black Panthers arrested after chase by police
12/16 Seattle Times Trial of Black Panther party captain starts
12/17 Seattle Times  Trial of Black Panther opens 
12/18 Seattle Times Two women on Urban League project testify for Dixon
12/19 Seattle Times Science highlights Dixon trial

1969:

1/21 Seattle Times  Panther, 2 others charged in robbery
1/30 UW Daily Anarchy and cold salami coalesce at teach-in (picture of Dixon)
2/13 UW Daily "Pigs run the ghetto," Newton asserts
2/27 Afro-American Journal Panther leader under attack (port. Elmer Dixon)
2/28 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  Panther Visit: Capitol Comic Opera
3/1 Seattle Post-Intelligencer Angry blacks berate solons in eloquent capitol lecture
3/4 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  Tiff over Olympia "invasion"
4/22 UW Daily Black women tell ordeals in climbing out of "cruel valley" (ports.)
5/2 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  Rally held to support jailed Panther leader 
5/2 UW Daily Citywide rally to 'free Huey' sponosred by Panthers, SDS
8/7 Afro-American Journal Safeway boycott
11/28 Seattle Times Dismissal denied in Aaron Dixon larceny case
12/27 Seattle Times Aaron Dixon convicted of petty larceny
1970:
2/4 Medium  Free breakfast program needs food and volunteers
2/7 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  Police raid of Panthers ruled out
2/26 Afro-American Journal Carl Maxey will join Angela Davis for Panther rally
3/5 Afro-American Journal Panther rally
3/12 Seattle Times  Panther remark gets Uhlman White House flak
3/13 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  Uhlman draws fire
4/2 Afro-American Journal Panther Party (concerns free clothing distribution)
5/6 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  Meet on local panthers may convene this Monday
5/6 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  Panther probes under study
5/7 Seattle Times  Committee to study Seattle Panthers
5/8 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  House unite to probe Black Panthers here
5/12 Seattle Times  U.S. opens Seattle-panther probe
5/13 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  "No special attention" for Seattle Panthers
5/13 Seattle Times  Panthers failing, detective testifies
5/14 Seattle Times  Seattle Panthers get grants, food stamps, probers charge
5/15 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  Seattle Panther takes fifth-- 17 times (portrait of Elmer Dixon)
7/9 Seattle Times  Panthers oppose Gain 
9/27 Seattle Post-Intelligencer Panther leader shot accidentally
12/17 Medium Black panther party to provide free sickle cell anemia tests to blacks
12/17 Medium  Will Black Panthers eviction notice cause confrontation with authorities 
1971:
1/28 UW Daily Panthers set rally for eviction case
2/20 Bremerton Sun "Stop dropping acid… start revolution" (illus.) [Elmer Dixon]
3/12 Seattle Times  Panther remark gets Uhlman White House flak
7/29 Medium  Elmer Dixon must be set free
1972:
1/14 UW Daily Bobby Seale in the PAV? F&B clears funds for EOP only (port.)
1/20 Medium  Panthers comply with eviction notice
5/18 UW Daily Bobby Seale: oppression pollutes (port.)
1973:
7/23 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  Report on Seattle probe by the FBI
7/25 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  FBI got info from other utilities
1975:
3/5 Seattle Sun Central Area homicide: a halt and a shot (Joe Hebert)
3/26 Seattle Times  Dispute breaks out at Hebert inquest
3/27 Seattle Post-Intelligencer Hebert death "unjustified"
3/28 Seattle Times  Bayley will not prosecute officers who killed Hebert
3/29 Seattle Post-Intelligencer $1.25 million asked in Hebert's death
4/2 Medium  Black community not satisfied with Bayley's decision (concerns Hebert murder)
4/2 Seattle Sun Chief Hanson proclaims justice for Joe *(concerns Hebert shooting)
4/3 Seattle Post-Intelligencer Uhlman backs Chief Hanson's release of Hebert's criminal record
4/9 UW Daily Hebert forum reveals community bitterness
8/12 Seattle Times  Second fatal shooting: Robbery suspect slain by officer (Earlywine)
11/21 Seattle Times  Their claws are sheathed but Black Panthers continue work
11/29 Seattle Times  Panthers say police intend to keep files 
12/3 Seattle Sun Reworking the law from "from the bottom up" (concerns clashes with police and the Black Panther Party)
1976:
4/2 Seattle Post-Intelligencer Earlywine testifies again on shooting
4/2 Seattle Times 2nd shooting details not allowed in court
4/7 Seattle Post-Intelligencer Earlywine cleared in fatal shooting
6/30 Seattle Sun Dixon, enduring Black Panther (port.)
8/5 UW Daily "Liberation" school relates to children's needs
8/12 UW Daily Panther breakfast program works
10/19 UW Daily Donation seekers want to give kids a free breakfast (illus.)
1977:
1/5 Seattle Sun Black Panthers disband in Seattle
9/26 UW Daily Free Breakfast program has "big misunderstanding" with Panther party
1978:
4/27 UW Daily Activist Elmer Dixon is still cracking eggs; the Sidney Miller Clinic-- breakfast and more
5/21 Seattle Post-Intelligencer  Probers told of Seattle Panther gun purchases
1979:
2/29 Seattle Times Black militants put energy in kids now (the hot breakfast program)
6/17 Seattle Post-Intelligencer "There has to be revolutionary change"… conversation with Elmer Dixon (port.)
10/9 UW Daily Free breakfast program provides necessary nutrition for children
1981:
10/27 UW Daily Service center charges UW police harassment (photo)
11/24 UW Daily Breakfast program: Who are those guys?
 

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