the black panthers party is paid homage in isaac west’s “october 1966” editorial series

September 6, 2017
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Dressed in all-black, fearless and in control: photographer/fashion designer Isaac West reimagines the strength and style of the men and women of the former Black Panther Party in his editorial series “October 1966” Originally a response to police brutality and the problems left unsolved by the Civil Rights Movement, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale founded The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in, you guessed it, October 1966. Not without its own flaws and dysfunction, the Panthers helped usher in a new generation of young black activists and civil rights educators whose work continues to live on and inspire. Models: Timothy Olaleye, Sefia Dedefo, Maiya Lea Hartman, @joekysethl @_just.ella, and @cececharlie_