“Jameka Lewis, senior librarian at Five Points’ Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, was taken aback when she finally had the opportunity to see the newspapers up close. The Denver Public Library had recently acquired eight rare, pristine issues of the Black Panther Party’s official newspaper. Once they were catalogued, boxed up and delivered to her branch, she had an opportunity to slip on a pair of white cotton gloves and run her fingers over their pages.
“We’ve all taken our turns with them, reading through them and just being in awe of that history,” she said. “I was excited because, in my opinion, the Black Panthers are one of the most misunderstood groups that has ever existed.””
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Beaty, Kevin. Denverite 25 July 2021.