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Black Panther Party founder Huey Newton speaks at Stanford University on "Experiences in Cuba." From the Stanford Daily, April 24, 1978. 

About Us

a student-organized public history and commemoration project

The Critical Orientations to Race and Ethnicity (CORE) workshop, an academic research group run by graduate students at Stanford University, honors the Black Panther Party’s legacy for movements for racial and economic justice around the world through a series of events from February to October 2021. With an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach, this initiative encourages meaningful dialogue and intellectual exchange between Stanford and Bay Area community members. 

Meet The Team


Cahron Cross
Digital Projects


Emily Nichols

Reading Group

Emily Nichols (she/they) is a senior at Stanford University pursuing honors in African & African American Studies (IDA Concentration). She is interested in using law, storytelling, and art as mediums for Black liberation.


Matthew A. Randolph

Project Lead

Matthew is a History Ph.D. student at Stanford University, focusing on race, ethnicity, and the African Diaspora. His current research project explores the global dimensions of the Black Panther Party.  


Destiny Cunningham

Digital Projects

Destiny is a junior undergraduate student at Stanford studying history with a focus in law and a minor in film, interested in documenting marginalized communities' oral history.


Maya Green

Digital Projects

Maya is a first-year undergraduate studying comparative literature and education. With experience in community organizing and creative writing, she is passionate about storytelling as a tool for social change.

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