[Black Panther Party] National Black Work Conference for a Black University
Oakland: Soul Student Advisory Council, 1969.
8.5x11 inch four-panel brochure with a registration
form laid in, small rust stains around the word
ìWorkî on the cover, otherwise very good. Not in
Announcement of a conference sponsored by the
Soul Student Advisory Council at Merritt College,
calling for a "Black University for Black Liberation"
and planning for discussion of the details such as
curriculum, staffing, etc.
The Soul Student Advisory Council was key to the
formation of the Black Panther Party, as Huey
Newton, Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver, and other
early Panthers came to know one another through their activism. The program states that the
conference was to be dedicated to Huey Newton; the keynote address was to be delivered by
Sister Makinya (formerly known as Harriet Smith, the former student body president at Merritt