Attorney Donald Warden (aka Khalid Abdullah Tariq al Mansour),
The Black Panther Party was critical in the establishment of Black Studies at Merritt College, but San FranciscoState University was first to establish Black Studies on a major college campus, suffering an eight month violent strike to do so!
A final note, Maulana Ron Karenga was a member of the Afro-American Association centered at Merritt College. He became the Los Angeles representativeof the AAA. We have been informed he got the concept of Kwanza from Oakland's AAA, according to AAA co-founder Ed Howard.