A group of Black women in lab coats helping an older Black woman and a child in the middle of the street.

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Sisters of the revolution: the women of the Black Panther party

In her foreword to the book, the activist and author Angela Davis points out that 66% of the membership of the Black Panthers was female. She writes: “Because the media tended to focus on what could be easily sensationalised … There has been a tendency to forget that the organising work that truly made the Black Panther Party relevant to a new era of struggle for liberation was largely carried out by women.” 

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