The It's About Time Committee is
committed to preserving and promoting the legacy of
the Black Panther Party (BPP) and its programs of
community survival pending social change. We will
commemorate the historic legacies of the BPP as well
as the many sacrifices and constructive contributions
that all of us made while serving the people body and
We have the responsibility to
place our own experiences into historical context;
otherwise the legacy of the Black Panther Party will
be ignored, dismissed and distorted by today's
commentators and tomorrow's historians.
We will maintain a network of
Black Panther Party alumni and supporters for the
purpose of providing educational information to
community groups or the public at large regarding
issues of social justice. This will include
publishing a newsletter and maintaining a speakers'
bureau. We also organize local community events and
support other community organizations who promote
social justice issues. We provide mentoring for urban
youth groups to encourage positive community activity
We commemorate the sacrifices of
those who fell in body and spirit to the prevailing
internal and external forces of those times. We must
continue to bring attention to the plight of the many
political prisoners and exiles who were victims of
the government repression which contributed to the
We need to reclaim our history and dispel the many myths about the Party.
IT's ABOUT TIME!