17. My generation: As the 1970s & 80s came upon us, my generation, the first generation born of the loins of our parents (The Windrush Generation) were heading to Ernest Dyche's photography studio: photographer Ernest Dyche (Click on photo to read about The Black Presence in the UK)
Kathleen Neal Cleaver,moved to San Francisco in November, 1967, to join the Black Panther Party. Cleaver became the first female member of the Party’s decision-making body. Notably, she organized the national campaign to free the Party’s minister of defense, Huey Newton, who was jailed. In 1968 she ran for California's 18th state assembly district,as a candidate of the Peace and Freedom party. Cleaver received 2,778 votes for 4.7% of the total vote, finishing third in a four candidate race.
Dr. Huey P. Newton (seated on porch) The Oakland Community School (OCS) was one of the most well-known and well-loved programs of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. Point 5 of the Black Panther Party’s original 1966 Ten Point Platform and Program, emphasized the need to provide an education that, among other things, taught black and poor people about their history in the United States.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., center, leads a group of civil rights workers and Selma black people in prayer on Feb. 1, 1965 in Selma, Alabama after they were arrested on charges of parading without a permit. More than 250 persons were arrested as they marched to the Dallas County courthouse as part of a voter registration drive. (AP Photo/BH)