Published on the 50th anniversary of the party’s founding, "Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers," by Stephen Shames, who is one of America's leading photographers dealing with social issues. Admired, reviled, emulated and misunderstood, the Black Panther Party was one of the most creative and influential responses to racism and economic inequality in American history. Here, Panthers line up at a "Free Huey" rally in DeFremery Park, in west Oakland's ghetto, July 28, 1968, in Oakland, California.
Stephen Shames