What Can Be Learned from a Liberated Archive?: The California Archival Liberation Project, The Black Panther Party Collection @CA State Library (BPPC), and CSUF African-American Studies Courses

The project is dedicated to the further development of the digital archival liberation of a small physical collection (BPPC) of historical Black Panther Party materials and art held in Sacramento at the California State Library’s California History Room, originally done for the purpose of expanding access for researchers, K-12 students and their social studies teachers, and the community at large. We are excited to collaborate in pushing the BPPC even further to be able to share, activate, and create engagement with what are digital images of real-life artifacts and art with students in African-American Studies courses at CSUF.

Faculty bio:

headshot of Dr. Nick Henning

Nick Henning is a Professor in the Department of Secondary Education at CSU-Fullerton, and co-founder of the California chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (CA-NAME), and the California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education (CARE-ED). He is also Racial and Social Justice Chair for the California Faculty Association CSUF chapter, leading advocacy and activism for alternatives to campus policing, needed parent/caregiver supports, and the necessity of Ethnic Studies coursetaking for CSU students.