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Marin County Civic Center Attack and the Black Panther Party, 1968 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10275/1/2/4/2/1

Scope and Contents

A box containing a mixture of material relating to a proposed article to be written by the San Francisco Bay Guardian journalist, Robert Alan Jones, about the Marin County Civic Center attack in August 1970, along with a profile on one of those implicated in the attack, Angela Yvonne Davis. Items present include: correspondence between Roger Law and Jones, along with other individuals; photographs; press clippings; and FBI wanted leaflets/poster for Davis. This article was intended to be published in early 1971, but was rejected.

Also present is material relating to the Black Panther Party, including press clippings concerning the imprisonment of the founder of the organisation, Huey Newton; and items regarding Eldridge Cleaver's nomination to be the Freedom and Peace Party's candidate for the 1968 United States presidential election, and also a lecture given by Cleaver at University of California, Berkeley, on racism. These items were collected by Law during his stay in the States in 1968, and were intended for a proposed article, which was rejected.

There are also some other items from the United States, which date beyond the proposed articles.

The original reference number for this material is RL/Pre-/1039.


  • Creation: 1968 - 1973


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright - held by various sources, including Roger Law.


1 archive box(es) : Paper, photographic material (paper)

Language of Materials