Black Liberation Army and the Program of Armed Struggle

May 4, 2017, by Sarah Davies

On trial: Black Liberation Army and the Program of Armed Struggle

We bring you trial access to the Black Liberation Army and the Program of Armed Struggle Collection, part of the Archives Unbound series which presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents. The Collection contains more than 8,400 images from the FBI LIbrary dating between 1970-1983.

You will see the Black Liberation Army and the Program of Armed Struggle Collection listed under ‘Your Collections’ on the homepage or you can access it by clicking ‘Browse Collections’ under the title banner.

An icon of black armed struggle, the Black Liberation Army, was a linchpin in understanding the development of the “armed rebellion” phenomenon in the late 1960s through early 1980s. Composed largely of former Black Panthers (BPP), the Black Liberation Army’s program was one of “armed struggle” and its stated goal was to “take up arms for the liberation and self-determination of black people in the United States.”

The trial runs until 18 May 2017. Do let us know what you think. Please send your feedback to collections@nottingham.ac.uk

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