April 23, 2010 (CHICAGO) --A new exhibit at Chicago's DuSable Museum features one of the most controversial groups of the modern civil rights movement.The exhibit is called "The Black Panthers: Making Sense of History," and it contains 48 original photographs taken by Black Panthers photographer Stephen Shames.
The group was revered by some and vilified by others. It promoted a revolutionary agenda for equality.
FBI head J. Edgar Hoover once called the Black Panthers the greatest threat to internal security.
The exhibit continues through August 8.