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Project Founder

Angela Darlean LeBlanc-Ernest

 

Education

Stanford University
PhD, History, January 2000

Stanford University
MA, History, January 1994

Harvard University
AB, Afro-American Studies, June 1992
Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors
Honors Thesis: "Servants of the People: A History of Women in the Black Panther Party, 1966-1981"

Dissertation

"Surviving Revolution: A history of the Community Programs of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, 1966-1982"
An analysis of the programs, also known as Survival Programs, instituted nationally and internationally from the organization's creation until the closure of its final community service program, the Oakland Community School. Emphasizes womens' central roles in developing and maintaining these programs; cultural components of the programs which served as a basis for community support of the organization; and federal as well as local law enforcement Survival Program surveillance. The first historical study to incorporate organizational records and extensive personal interviews.
Advisors: Clayborne Carson and Estelle Freedman

Awards and Honors

Mellon Dissertation Fellowship
History Department, Stanford University, 9/96-8/97

Dorothy Danforth Compton Summer Research Assistantship
Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University, 6/96-9/96

Stanford Humanities Center Pre-doctoral Fellowship
Stanford University, 9/95-8/96

Stanford University Fellowship
History Department, Stanford University, 9/95-6/96

History Department Excellence in First-Time Teaching Prize
History Department, Stanford University, 6/96

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
Honorable Mention, National Research Council,4/96

Nathan Huggins-Benjamin Quarles award
Organization of American Historians, 3/96

Mellon Pre-Doctoral Summer Research Funding
History Department, Stanford University, 6/95-8/95

History Department Summer Funding
History Department, Stanford University, 6/94-9/94

Dorothy Danforth Compton Fellowship
Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University, 6/93-9/93

Kathryn Ann Huggins Senior Honors Thesis Prize
Afro-American Studies Department, Harvard University, 4/92

Ford Foundation PreDoctoral Fellowship
Honorable Mention, National Research Council, 4/92

Mark DeWolfe Howe Fund Grant
Harvard Law School, 9/91-3/92

Ford Foundation Student Research Grant
Harvard University , 6/91-9/91

Carol K. Pforzheimer Student Research Fellow
Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe College, 6/91-9/91

Phi Beta Kappa Research Grant
Radcliffe College, 6/91-9/91

Professional experience

Publications

LeBlanc-Ernest, Angela. "'The Most Qualified Person to Handle the Job:' Black Panther Party Women, 1966-1982. The Black Panther Party [Reconsidered] Charles Jones (ed). Baltimore, Black Classic Press: 1998.

LeBlanc, Angela Darlean. "Black Panther Party." Encyclopedia of African American Associations. Nina Mjagkij (ed). New York, NY: Garland Press. (Forthcoming)

LeBlanc, Angela Darlean. "All African People's Party." Encyclopedia of African American Associations. Nina Mjagkij (ed). New York, NY: Garland Press. (Forthcoming)

LeBlanc, Angela Darlean. "Black Women Organized for Action." Encyclopedia of African American Associations. Nina Mjagkij (ed). New York, NY: Garland Press. (Forthcoming)

Brown, Angela Darlean. "Women and the Black Panther Party: An Interview with AngelaBrown." Karl Knapper (ed.) Socialist Review Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press. 96 /1+2: 25-67.

Brown, Angela D. "Elaine Brown," Facts on File. Brooklyn, NY: Carlson Publishing Company, reprint (1996).

Brown, Angela D. "Kathleen Neal Cleaver," Facts on File. Brooklyn, NY: Carlson Publishing Company, revised reprint (1996).

Brown, Angela D. "Ericka Huggins," Facts on File. Brooklyn, NY: Carlson Publishing Company, revised reprint (1996).

Carson, Clayborne, and Brown, Angela D."The Educational Philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," J.J. Chambliss (ed). Philosophy of Education: An Encyclopedia. New York City, NY: Garland Publishing (1996).

Brown, Angela Darlean. "The Sixties." Antigone Trimis (ed). The Magic Theatre Magic Learning Project Teacher's Study Guide for Course Development and Class Enrichment. "A Huey P. Newton Story" Created and Performed by Roger Guenveur Smith. October 1995.

Brown, Angela D. "Women in the Black Panther Party," Black Women in the United States: An Historical Encyclopedia. Brooklyn, NY: Carlson Publishing Company, 1992.

Brown, Angela D. "Elaine Brown," Black Women in the United States: An Historical Encyclopedia. Brooklyn, NY: Carlson Publishing Company, 1992.

Brown, Angela D. "Kathleen Neal Cleaver," Black Women in the United States: An Historical Encyclopedia. Brooklyn, NY: Carlson Publishing Company, 1992.

Brown, Angela D. "Ericka Huggins," Black Women in the United States: An Historical Encyclopedia. Brooklyn, NY: Carlson Publishing Company, 1992.

Carson, Clayborne, and Brown, Angela D. "Coretta Scott King," Black Women in the United States: An Historical Encyclopedia. Brooklyn, NY: Carlson Publishing Company, 1992.

Teaching

6/98-8/99 Instructor
Black Panther Party Research Project, Stanford University
Black Panther Party Research Project Summer Fellows program
Developed syllabus and led class discussions for six interns; trained students to develop presentations; trained students to complete data-entry; assisted students with primary and secondary source research; supervised students' individual research project.

8/97-12/97 Instructor
Black Panther Party Research Project, Stanford University
Black Panther Party Research Project Academic Year Fellows Program
Trained students to conduct primary and secondary source research; trained students to update Project-based data entry program; supervised student research, including two honors theses.

11/97 Instructor
Black Panther Party Research Project, Stanford University
Black Panther Party Research Project High School Fellows Program
Developed syllabus and led weekly discussion sessions for two high schoolstudents; trained students to update Project-based data entry program; supervised projects.

9/97-11/97 Instructor and Workshop Facilitator
R.I.S.E. Program, Menlo-Atherton High School, Atherton, California
The Black Panther Party Research ProjectCommunity- Building Project Developed audio-visual component to accompany presentations on the history of the Black Panther Party; facilitated discussions linking current community issues in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park with strategies for cross- community alliances; encouraged students to link their hands-on community service work with the material discussed in the classroom.

6/97-8/97 Instructor
Black Panther Party Research Project, Stanford University
Black Panther Party Research Project Summer Fellows program
Developed syllabus and led class discussions for six interns; trained students to develop presentations; trained students to complete data-entry; assisted students with primary and secondary source research; supervised students' individual research project.

1/96-6/97 Instructor
Black Panther Party Research Project, Stanford University
Black Panther Party Research Project Internship Program Trained students to conduct primary and secondary source research; led group discussions; managed student research projects.

9/95-12/95 Teaching Assistant
History Department, Stanford University
Black Panther Party Sophomore Research Seminar
Developed course syllabus for eight students; designed archive-based research projects; discussed reading and research assignments during office hours; assisted students with research in the Stanford archives; led classroom discussions.

4/95-6/95 Teaching Assistant
History Department, Stanford University
United States Women's History, 1820-1980
Developed lesson plans for section discussions; discussed reading and paper assignments during office hours; graded papers and exams, delivered twenty-minute lecture.

9/94-12/94 Teaching Assistant
History Department, Stanford University
Introduction to African-American History: Modern Black Freedom Struggle
Developed lesson plans and readings for the course and discussion sections; discussed reading and paper assignments during office hours; graded exams; presented lectures.

4/94-6/94 Teaching Assistant
History Department, Stanford University
Introduction to Race and Ethnicity in the American Experience
Developed discussion section questions with professors, advised student research and discussed readings during office hours; graded papers and exams; delivered lecture.

1/94-3/94 Teaching Assistant
History Department, Stanford University 19th-Century America
Conferred weekly with professor regarding reading assignments; planned and arbitrated section discussions; discussed paper assignments during office hours; graded papers and exams; assisted instructor with research for one lecture.

11/92Guest Discussion Leader
History Department, Stanford University Modern Black Freedom StruggleSophomore Research Seminar
Researched and presented twenty-minute presentation on the Black Panther Party to 15 students; answered questions and suggested research techniques.

Lectures and Presentations

7/99Oakland Freedom School
Cole elementary School Site, Oakland, California
Guest Discussion Leader

5/98 The Black Panther Party and Its Community Programs
History Department, Stanford University
Guest Lecturer, Introduction to the Modern African American Freedom Struggle

4/98 From 'Making Babies for the Revolution' to Planned Parenthood: The Metamorphosis of the Female Black Panther Party Revolutionary, 1967-1982
Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Stanford University
Guest Lecturer, Jing Lyman Speaker Series

11/97 The Black Panther Party as Community Organizing Model
Columbae House, Stanford University
Guest Speaker

10/97 Mobilizing Revolution: A History of the Black Panther Party's Community Programs
Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota
Keynote Speaker and discussion group facilitator

4/97 The Most Qualified Person to Handle the Job: Women and the Black Panther Party
Ujamaa House, Stanford University
Keynote Speaker, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Week

3/97 Women, Civil Rights, Black Power and Beyond
Foothill College, Los Altos, CA
Guest Lecturer, Women's History Month

3/97 The Black Panther Party
WYLD 107.7, Youth Radio, Berkeley, CA
Radio Show Guest

2/97 The Black Panther Party and Its Community Programs, 1970-1982
Stanford University
Guest Lecturer, Introduction to the Modern African American Freedom Struggle

2/97 Community, Youth and the Black Panther Party
The Hamlin School, San Francisco, California
New Perspectives, 49ers Academy and Cesar Chavez, East Palo Alto, CA
Guest Lecturer for Three Fourth Grade Classes 4/96 Myth v. Reality: Historical Research and the Black Panthers
Stanford University
Guest Lecturer, Open Forum for Undergraduates

3/96 Black Power and the Black Panthers
University of California at Berkeley
Guest Lecturer, The Civil Rights Movement

3/96 Women, Civil Rights, Black Powerand Beyond
Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, California
Guest Lecturer, Women's History Month

3/96 Panther Power or People Power?: Black Panther Party Survival Programs, 1966-1982
Stanford University
Guest Lecturer, St. Claire Drake PhD Forum

3/96 Black Women and the Black Panther Party
Stanford University
Guest Lecturer, Black Graduate Women's Forum

2/96 The Black Panther Party, Education, and Community Service
Carlmont High School, Belmont/San Carlos, California
Keynote Lecturer, Black History Month

5/95 Black Women and the Civil Rights Movement
History Department, Stanford University
United States Women's History, 1820-1980

11/94 Kathleen Neal Cleaver
History Department, Stanford University
Introduction to African-American History: Modern Black Freedom Struggle

10/94 Ida B. Wells-Barnett
History Department, Stanford University
Introduction to African-American History: Modern Black Freedom Struggle

5/94 The Black Power Movement
History Department, Stanford University
Introduction to Race and Ethnicity in the American Experience

2/94 19th Century Black Nationalism
History Department, Stanford University
19th Century United States History

Conferences

2/98 The Black Panther Party Research Project: Researching, Writing, and Teaching Theory and Praxis National Association of African and African
American Studies, Houston, TX

1/98 "To Prevent the Rise of a Messiah or the Masses? The FBI and the Black Panther Party's Community Programs, 1966-1982"
American Historical Association, Seattle, WA

10/97 Roundtable on Studying Blacks in the West Western History Association Conference, St. Paul, MN

3/97 "Panther Power or People Power? Black Panther Party Survival Programs and the Oakland, California Community, 1971-1982"
University of Houston's Black History Workshop, Houston, TX

10/96 "The Most Qualified Person to Do The Job: Black Panther Party Women, 1971-1981"
The Black Panther Party Revisited Conference, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

10/96 "Women and the Black Panther Party"
Black Panther Party's 30th Anniversary Reunion, Oakland, CA

8/96 "Black Panther Party Survival Programs and the Oakland, California Community Response, 1970-1981"
American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch, San Francisco, CA

1/94 "Servants of the People: Women in the Black Panther Party, 1967-1982"
American Historical Association, San Francisco, CA

Research

4/96-present Director
Black Panther Party Research Project, Stanford University

9/95-3/96 Student Research Coordinator
Black Panther Party Research Project, Stanford University

10/92-8/94 Research Assistant
Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University

6/92-8/92 Research Intern
Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University

6/90-9/90 Assistant Archivist
The Amistad Research Center, Tulane University

Academic Service

9/95-5/96 Undergraduate Honors Thesis Advisor
American Studies Program, Stanford University
Meet frequently with student to discuss methodology and research ideas; read drafts of chapters and provide comments; evaluate and grade final draft.

9/95-5/96 Undergraduate Honors Thesis Advisor American Studies Program, Stanford University Meet weekly with student to discuss methodology, sources and research ideas; read chapter drafts and provide comments.

10/95-2/96 Faculty Search Committee, African American History, Graduate Student Representative
History Department, Stanford University
Review applications; meet with faculty to discuss applicants; attend job talks; interview applicants; act as liaison between graduate students and search committee.

8/95-10/95 Academic Consultant
The Magic Theater, San Francisco, CA
Contributed to the educational director's development of a study guide and high school teacher training session to accompany the one- man performance, "A Huey P. Newton Story." Contributed organizational ideas, an article, and a bibliography; participant in training session.

1/95-5/95 Informal Honors Thesis Advisor
History Department, Stanford University
Met with student to discuss methodology and research ideas; read drafts of chapters and provided comments.

9/94-6/95 Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Undergraduate Advising Center, Stanford University
Advised six freshmen in course planning; counseled them on balancing academic life with personal issues.

10/94 Panelist
Teaching Assistant Workshop, History Department, Stanford University
Presented various approaches to developing lectures, such as formulating topics, researching and organizing the material, delivery styles, and handling question and answer sessions.

9/93-6/94 Multi-Cultural Theme House Coordinator
Raines Houses, Stanford University
Developed cross-cultural educational and social events for dormitory residents: consulted with fellow coordinators to plan events; located and invited speakers; created fliers and advertised events; decorated, based on event; hosted weekly study breaks; assisted other coordinators with tasks for their events.