[Ads-l] Slight Antedating of "Black Panther"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Feb 20 21:30:57 UTC 2023

black panther (OED, 2., 1965 [December])

1965 El Dorado (Ark.) Times 16 Nov. 9/1 (Newspapers.com)  The announced plan to form a "black panther" party underscored the growing impact of the Negro vote in Alabama today but brought some misgivings.

Fred Shapiro

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