IPHP’s One Year Anniversary Retrospective from Intersectional BPPHistoryProject on Vimeo.


Love Liberation Trailer (2016) from Intersectional BPPHistoryProject on Vimeo.

The Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project (IPHP) was created in July 2016 when four African American women historians, Angela D. LeBlanc-Ernest, Tracye A. Matthews, Mary Phillips, and Robyn C. Spencer,  came together on the eve of the Panthers’ fiftieth anniversary for a series of phone conversations about the need for deeper analysis of Panther women. Our commitment to the recovery and restoration of the Black Panther Party’s (BPP) history and womens’ critical roles in the organization led us to create this project as a means of #changingthenarrative. We are friends who have known each other for decades and our collaboration is rooted in trust and mutual respect. While our collective interest has been women in the BPP, the broader IPHP is designed to reach across disciplines to generate support for those currently working on all aspects of BPP history, to assist former Panthers in recovering their history, to capture their stories as oral histories and on film, and to create a network of scholar activists committed to #changingthenarrative. Follow IPHP on twitter andfacebook.


Love Liberation:50 Years of Black Panther Party History Panel, University of Chicago, December 5, 2016