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Curtis Powell papers, (bulk 1968-2002).

Title
Curtis Powell papers, 1935-2002 (bulk 1968-2002).
Author
Powell, Curtis, 1935-2002.

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Description
.8 lin. ft. (2 boxes)
Subjects
Note
  • Black Panther Party Harlem Branch Files 1969-1970 (Sc MG 80)
  • Black Panther Party FBI File (Sc MG 81)
Source (note)
  • Susan Powell
Biography (note)
  • Curtis Powell, African-American scientist and Black Panther Party member, was born in Orange, New Jersey in 1935, and died in Queens, New York in 2002. After serving in the military, he studied Chemistry, first at Seton Hall University, then abroad before receiving his PhD from the University of Stockholm in 1968. Upon his return to New York, Powell joined the Black Panther Party (BPP). A year later, despite limited evidence, Powell and twenty other BPP members (eventually known as the "Panthers 21") were jailed for over two years before being acquitted. Following his release, Powell moved to Africa and developed a vaccine for Trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness). He returned to the United States in 1994 to try to bring his vaccine into production.
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  • Available in repository
Call Number
Sc MG 877
Author
Powell, Curtis, 1935-2002.
Title
Curtis Powell papers, 1935-2002 (bulk 1968-2002).
Summary
The Curtis Powell Papers contain letters, research data, scientific reports (most in several drafts), published articles, presentations, and patent documentation for his vaccine, as well as copies of Black Panther Party documents and publications, including organization and planning documents for the BPP's 25th Anniversary Celebration.
Biography
Curtis Powell, African-American scientist and Black Panther Party member, was born in Orange, New Jersey in 1935, and died in Queens, New York in 2002. After serving in the military, he studied Chemistry, first at Seton Hall University, then abroad before receiving his PhD from the University of Stockholm in 1968. Upon his return to New York, Powell joined the Black Panther Party (BPP). A year later, despite limited evidence, Powell and twenty other BPP members (eventually known as the "Panthers 21") were jailed for over two years before being acquitted. Following his release, Powell moved to Africa and developed a vaccine for Trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness). He returned to the United States in 1994 to try to bring his vaccine into production.
Indexes
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Local Subject
Black author.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 877
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