iSchool Capstone

The Black Panther Party Newspaper Digital Archive

Project tags:

content & digital asset management

equity & inclusion

social justice


The Black Panther Party Newspaper Digital Archive is the first community-protected archive to provide online access to cataloged and digitized copies of the Black Panther Party Newspaper alongside oral histories to scholars and individuals whose work uphold Black and revolutionary history. Using the Indigenous knowledge platform Mukurtu, access to the archive is scoped by community affiliation. In one year, we built the Mukurtu archive, created a classification scheme to catalog items, uploaded three volumes of high-quality newspaper scans, and conducted three oral history interviews with former Seattle Black Panther Party members and readers of the newspaper.

Project participants:

Mei'lani Eyre


Dev Wilder