Friday, January 19, 2018
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
AAP Learning Pavilion
UCLA’s Afrikan Student Union (ASU) will be hosting its annual Commemoration for two murdered UCLA students, Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter and John Huggins, Jr., on Friday, January 19th, the 49th anniversary of this tragic event.
Please join ASU, AAP, the Bunche Center, Black Panther Nation, and many campus and community supporters for this opportunity to highlight UCLA’s radical past.
Friday January 19th
UCLA CAMPBELL HALL Learning Pavilion
5:00 – Film Screening ¬ “41st & Central, The Untold Story of the LA Chapter of the Black Panther Party”
Followed by panel discussion/Q & A with filmmaker G. Everett
7:30pm Daniel “Skip” Johnson – The “High Potential Program” – AAP’s precursor.
7:45pm Muhammad Mubarak – The Black Panther Party – Los Angeles Legacy
8:30pm Candlelight vigil at Carter/Huggins Memorial Stone
Dinner will be served
DID YOU KNOW?
On January 17, 1969, two UCLA High Potential Program students, Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter and John Huggins, Jr., were assassinated in 1201 Campbell Hall. The assassination took place after a student meeting to decide qualifications for the selection of the first director of the newly-formed Afro-American Studies Center. The assassinations were characterized in the press as being the result of an ongoing feud between two militant Black organizations, the Black Panther Party and the US organization, which supported different candidates for the director position. Both Carter and Huggins were leaders of the Los Angeles division of the Black Panther Party. Three members of US were convicted of the murders.
Many speculate, however, that the assassination was instigated by the FBI’s COINTELPRO which, at the time, was engaged in a clandestine campaign to eliminate the Black Panther Party. Note: COINTELPRO is an acronym for a series of FBI counterintelligence programs designed to neutralize political “dissidents”. From 1956 to 1971, COINTELPRO broadly targeted radical political organizations.
Sponsored by UCLA’s Afrikan Student Union (ASU) and the Academic Advancement Program (AAP).