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Ericka Huggins, Laney College Professor and former member of the Black Panthers will speak to New Jersey High School Students

10 May 2013

In 2009 Peralta TV produced an award winning documentary on the origins of the Black Panther party at Merritt College. The film has been used in schools and colleges across the country in political science, history and ethnic studies classes.

Recently, Peralta College District Trustee Linda Handy, arranged for a high school class in New Jersey to watch the documentary. High School Teacher, Thomas Jones from the Montclair Kimberley Academy, wanted to take it once step further…

He wanted his class to speak with an original member of the Panthers.

Ericka Huggins, a Peralta College District Professor and former member of the Black Panthers, agreed to talk to the class via Skype.

There’s no doubt the kids were impressed, and the issues discussed ranged from the history of slavery in the US, to how wealth is distributed in today’s America.

To receive or purchase a copy of Peralta TV’s documentary on the Black Panther Party, please visit or go to our Website at

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